eLearning

Take advantage of free educational resources.

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Use your library card for free tutoring! BrainFuse HelpNow provides on-demand, expert online tutoring in math, science, social studies, writing, and English for all ages. Tutoring is available every day from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. BrainFuse is also available as a mobile app (compatible with iOS and Android systems).

Thank you to the Berkeley Library Foundation for providing funds to support Brainfuse at BPL.

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

BrainFuse JobNow & VetNow

FREE Live Online Assistance for Job Seekers, Veterans, and their Families.  Career,  Veteran Support and Learning Tools. Connect with a coach to get help in job search, resumes, career path.   Connect with an expert veteran to learn about VA benefits and community resources. Connect with a live tutor for help with academic  and reading/writing skills.

See this flyer to learn more.

California State Library

Thank you to the California State Library and US Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Gale Presents Udemy

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 3500+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity.

Mango Languages

Choose from 70+ world languages to learn with tools that adapt to how you learn best. Listen to conversations between native speakers, and use Voice Comparison to match your pronunciation with native-speaker audio. Try Mango now!

O'Reilly

Safari is now O’Reilly for Public Libraries.

With O’Reilly for Public Libraries, you  get unlimited access to 50K+ titles (including O’Reilly books in early release), 30K+ hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business. And with a range of content formats tailored to all levels, you can learn in the way that works best for you.

NOTE: O'Reilly is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.

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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
 
Learn how to do basic searches, use email, explore Facebook and more!
 
Berkeley Public eLibrary

Enjoy and learn with our elibrary wherever you are, whenever you wish.

View an alphabetical list of our online resources.

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If you're interested in independent, international, classic and documentary films, sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service.

Includes films from The Criterion Collection, Great Courses and PBS as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.

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 10 film play credits available per calendar month.

Each video will use 1 play credit regardless of length, unless you are accessing videos from Kanopy Kids or the Great Courses, which do not require any play credits to view. 

NOTE: Kanopy is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.

Libros digitales

¡Presentamos MakeMake libros electrónicos en español para niños!

MakeMake es una colección de 500 libros electrónicos en español de alta calidad para jóvenes de 3 a 12 años. Esta colección incluye libros ilustrados, libros de lectura, ficción y libros interactivos donde los niños pueden leer y escuchar el texto al mismo tiempo. La interfaz y la búsqueda están en español y la mayoría de los títulos de MakeMake están escritos por escritores latinoamericanos. Todo lo que necesita es una tarjeta de la Biblioteca Pública de Berkeley para acceder a MakeMake en una PC, tableta o teléfono inteligente. MakeMake proporciona acceso simultáneo ilimitado sin límites de salida ni listas de espera

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!
MakeMake is a collection of 500 high-quality Spanish language e-books for youth ages 3-12. This collection includes picture books, read-along books, fiction and interactive books where kids can read and listen to the text at the same time.  The interface and search is in Spanish and most of the titles on MakeMake are written by Latin American writers.  All you need is a Berkeley Public Library card to access MakeMake on a PC, tablet or smartphone. MakeMake provides unlimited simultaneous access with no check out limits or waitlists.