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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

Update 1/2024: the previous SWAN Libraries App has been replaced. Unfortunately, you will need to manually remove the old app and add the replacement app.   

The SWAN Libraries+ app is now available! SWAN Libraries+ is available for both iOS and AndroidThe free-to-use app allows you to browse the catalog and place holds, check your account, and use your phone as a library card when you visit the library in person! For more information, see the SWAN app site.

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.

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