Winter in Berkeley

Cragmont Rock, 1921 Snow storm
Cragmont Rock, 1921, Snow storm

It's not likely to snow in our hometown, but cozy winter reads are always in the forecast. Indulge in some of our winter reading, viewing and listening options. Or, get out of the house and head to the Library for our special weekday programs for kids and families.

Check out ebooks and audiobooks from wherever you are.

 

Hoopla

hoopla

Enjoy thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital is offered at no cost to patrons via browser, Android and IOS.

To begin, you'll need a Berkeley Public Library card. Then go to hoopladigital.com and:

1. Follow their fast and easy sign-up process.

2. If you want hoopla on the go, you can install their free mobile app on your iOS or Android device.

That's it! No holds, no waiting! Once you sign in, you are set to begin borrowing. You can borrow up to 7 items per month. Borrowing times are 21 days for audiobook, eBook and comics, 7 days for music and 3 days for video.

Explore and register at hoopladigital.com. Questions? Check out hoopladigital.com/support

(This resource is not available on Library Catalog Machines. If using on Library internet machines, use Mozilla Firefox.)

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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 7 film play credits available per calendar month.

Still images of animated favorites such as Babar and Badoo on Kanopy Kids

Looking for a new source of education and entertaining children’s programming? Then check out  Kanopy  Kids, featuring  hundreds  of  enriching  videos  available  to  stream  whenever  you  want.  Kanopy  has  partnered  with  Common  Sense  Media™ to  provide  developmentally  appropriate  age  ratings  to  help  you  decide  what  to  watch.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to cityofberkeley.kanopy.com/kids 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! You have 7 film play credits available per calendar month.

For more information about Kanopy Kids, check out the FAQ.

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More than 670,000 tracks from all genres of music are available to stream! 

Music Online is divided into 5 collections for easier browsing: 
American Song
Classical Music Library
Contemporary World Music
Jazz Music Library, and 
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.

Naxos Music Library

Streaming access to 2.2 million tracks of classical music, Jazz, Access to a large music library.  Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 100,000 CDs with more than 1,500,000 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Naxos Jazz Music Library here and Naxos World Music Library here.

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A large collection of ebooks and digital audiobooks available to download or stream. Download the app, then listen or read on your computer, e-reader, smart phone, Kindle or tablet. You will need to create a login and password using your email Check out this page for support. OverDrive is not available at library catalog only machines.

 

rbdigital

Use your library card to access full-color digital popular magazines. Issues include the same material you get in print; some have enhanced content. Read online or download to your computer or mobile device.  Download the RBdigital mobile app to your computer or mobile device. You will need to create a login and password using your email. 

RBdigital is not available at catalog only computers.