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We sure love to bike in Berkeley! From balance bikes to fixies and everything in between, we take to the roads and trails to enjoy this great spot we get to call home.
Enjoy music, movies and books all about biking. Better yet, get on your bike and come visit us!
More than 670,000 tracks from all genres of music are available to stream!
NOTE: Music Online from Alexander Street Press is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
If you're interested in independent, international, classic and documentary films, sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service.
Here’s how to get started:
1. Go to cityofberkeley.kanopystreaming.com and create an account by clicking on the Sign Up button.
2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
3. Add your library card number.
4. Start watching videos! You have 30 tickets available per calendar month. (What are tickets?)
Note: Kanopy Kids do not deduct tickets to view. Learn more about tickets.
NOTE: Kanopy is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
Kanopy will only work on Chromebooks through the Kanopy app, currently on the Google Play app store.
Kanopy is accessible through Extras section on the Libby (from Overdrive) app.
Overdrive provides a large and ever-growing collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks. Download the free Libby app, or visit the website libbyapp.com then listen or read on your device. Please see this page for support.
SimplyE can be used for Overdrive eBooks.
BPL card holders can now check out up to ten Overdrive items simultaneously!
Note: Libby's minimum iOS is iOS 10.
NOTE: OverDrive is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.
Kanopy is now accessible through the Extras section on the Libby app.
NOTE: The OverDrive app is no longer available.
• Libby help: How-to videos and step-by-step instructions on Libby Help explain how to use the app.
• Transition to Libby overview page: This informational page for users includes an overview about this change, FAQs, and training opportunities.
• Virtual training: Users can sign up for a virtual training session hosted by team OverDrive.
Overdrive offers instant access to the latest issues of your favorite magazines. All Overdrive magazines are always available with no wait lists or holds to manage.
More than 3,000 magazines available, including top titles like:
- US Weekly
- The New Yorker
- National Geographic
- Vanity Fair
- Rolling Stone
There is also a large selection of magazines in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French and more.
Magazines will check out for 21 days. You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period or you can borrow it again with no waiting. Magazine use does not count against Overdrive checkout limits.
BPL card holders can check out up to ten Overdrive ebooks and eaudiobooks simultaneously. SimplyE can be used for Overdrive ebooks and eaudiobooks.
NOTE: OverDrive/Libby is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.