Online Resources

Working from home or on the go? We've got you covered with a range of tools to ensure that resources remain at your fingertips wherever you are. 

Our databases include topics including science and healthcare, business and legal help, languages and test prep. Nearly all databases are available from your home or mobile device with just your library card. Find our complete list here. 

The BPL offers several tools to allow you to go and stay mobile! Below are some of the mobile solutions available. 

SWAN Libraries Mobile App

The SWAN Libraries App lets you access the catalog and your account anytime, anywhere!
You can download the SWAN Libraries App for iOS or Android. See the categories below to learn more: 

  • Download & Login - Learn how to download, install, and login to get started using the SWAN Libraries app.

  • My Account - Manage your holds, checkouts, fines, family cards, and preferences in the app.

  • Searching & Placing Holds - Find items in the catalog and learn how to place holds, filter results, and select a pickup library.

  • Other Features - View library events, social media, online resources, and find SWAN library locations.

  • Tutorial Videos - Watch instructional videos to learn how install the app, manage your account, and search for items including eBooks.

PrinterOn Mobile Printing App

The PrinterOn app makes sending documents from mobile devices to the library's printer a breeze! PrinterOn is available for both iOS and Android. Once downloaded, simply tap at the bottom 'No Printer Selected'. From there you can search for and add Berkeley Public Library. It's that easy!

Libby by Overdrive - eBooks & More

Ready to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more? All you need is your library card, your device, and the Libby app! Libby is available for both iOS and Android and has built-in features including cross-device support and off-line access. 

Comics Plus with Library Pass - Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus (through 'Library Pass') gives you access to 100s of graphic novels and comic books for all ages. Library Pass is available for both iOS and Android. Search for the Berkeley Public Library, then add your library card barcode! 

The library now offers many technology solutions that are able to be checked out and taken home. These include laptops, tablets, WIFI hotspots, and more! Find our complete list here.