News & Magazines

Press Reader App

Get unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.
Select titles include:

  • The Guardian
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Newsweek
  • Daily Mail
  • Economist
  • L'Équipe
  • Der Tagesspiegel
  • Libération
  • China Daily
  • La Razon
  1. Download the PressReader app
  2. Or go directly to the PressReader website.
  3. Click Sign In and then Library or Group
  4. Search and select Berkeley Public Library
  5. Enter your library card information

No limits on downloads. They're yours to keep forever.

New York Times

Click here for a code you can use for unlimited 72 hour access to the New York Times online. Once you redeem this code, please sign up for a free account on using a valid email address. Click "Register Now" to sign up and create an account with your personal email address, or, if you already have a NY Times account, log in. Return here any time to renew your free 24 hour access. 

For unlimited access on The Library's WiFi, you must sign up for a free account on, using a valid email address. Click Register Now to sign up and create an account with your personal email address, otherwise, log in if you already have a NY Times account.

Activate your access to New York Times Cooking
Mealtime inspiration. Diverse recipes. Dynamic guides.
Enjoy access to The New York Times Cooking, courtesy of Berkeley Public Library
Activate your complimentary access today.

Activate your access to New York Times Games
Games you can feel good about-including the iconic Crossword
Enjoy access to the New York Times Games, courtesy of Berkeley Public Library
Activate your complimentary access today.

Wall Street Journal on laptop, tablet and mobile devices

Easy access to The Wall Street Journal online

Users outside the library will need to create a free account, after which access will be available for the next 3 days. For future 3-day access, click the above link again and log in to your account.

Access includes:
• digital versions of the print editions
• the WSJ Magazine
• profiles, financials, and research & ratings of thousands of companies
• U.S., Asia, Europe, India, China, and Japan editions
Search defaults to searching the last 90 days' worth of WSJ articles; advanced search lets you search the last four years.

The Washington Post

Click here for 7 days of unlimited access.  You will be asked to register for an account with your email address.  After 7 days you may return for an additional 7 days.

San Francisco Chronicle

Access the full text of the San Francisco Chronicle, from 1985 to present.


Full-text access to Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley Voice, East Bay Times, San Jose Mercury News, and West County Times, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S. Also features Hot Topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos

an illustrated girl behind a book

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.

Download the free Libby app to read on your device. Please see OverDrive Magazine support.

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.

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Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.
Easy to use and you get access to lots of back issues too!

Read Free Comics with Hoopla

Enjoy thousands of comics – from numerous publishers, including Fantagraphics, Marvel, Dark Horse, DC Comics, and many others  – available to borrow instantly.

Berkeley Public eLibrary

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

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Consumers Checkbook

From auto repair shops to doctors to plumbers to vets,  Checkbook helps you find the best local services—and avoid the worst.

The community comprises dedicated staff, who research prices and provide consumer advice, and thousands of members, who write reviews and provide ratings based on their real-life experiences.  Consumers' Checkbook never takes money from the reviewed companies so you can rely on the site to be independent and objective.

Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. In addition to thousands of product ratings and reviews of appliances, electronics and more, you will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. includes Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus® to assist consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, a trusted and unbiased source of information designed to help consumers navigate the health care labyrinth.
Content includes:

  • Money-saving advice and tips
  • Product ratings
  • Product reviews
  • Recommendations
  • Buying advice