All BCPL locations are currently open to the public for limited hours and services.Curbside Pickup service is also available. If average daily cases return to the Red Zone, we will switch back to curbside and virtual services only and buildings will be temporarily closed to the public. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 page.
Visitor hours are: M-Th 11–7 PM @Nichols, 9 AM–1 PM & 1:30–7:30 PM @All Other Locations | F-Sat 9 AM–5 PM @Nichols, 9 AM–1 PM & 1:30–4:30 PM @All Other Locations | Sun 1–4:30 PM @Ridgway Memorial Only
Curbside Pickup hours are: M-Th 12–6 PM @Nichols, 10 AM–7 PM @All Other Locations | F-Sat 10 AM–4 PM @All Locations | Sun 2–4 PM @Ridgway Memorial Only
Use the menu to the right to learn about all available resources for a particular format (like e-books!), or click on a specific resource icon (like Hoopla!) to begin exploring available titles. With just a few simple clicks, you can access thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, music albums, videos, and more.
LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.
Please note: LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!
LearningExpress Library’s Adult Core Skills offers resources for busy adults who need to brush up on their math skills; improve their writing, speaking, or grammar; and even offers assistance to become a US citizen.
Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students. Elementary School curriculum includes 4th and 5th grade-level practice sets for mathematics and English/language arts. The Middle School collection includes skills improvement courses in mathematics, English/language arts, and social studies for grades 6 to 8. The Middle School collection also offers high school entrance exam preparation, including COOP, HSPT, SHSAT. The high school section offers help with mathematics, English/language arts, science, social studies, and logic and reasoning.
In addition to useful skills reviews in math, reading, grammar, and writing, the College Students portal offers practice tests for college placement exams and graduate school admission exams. Includes GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, and PCAT.
Be ready for college entrance exams! Discover e-books, video tutorials, and practice tests to help you prepare for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT. The College Admissions Test Preparation portal also covers AP exams and the TOEFL iBT.
Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.
Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages with this comprehensive language-learning system focused on teaching much more than just words and phrases. Mango utilizes an engaging interface and intuitive, interactive tools to deliver practical language skills and valuable cultural insights that enhance your understanding of the language.
Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers to immerse language learners in a whole new world. Strategically placed memory-building exercises help you to retain information, and grammar notes and critical thinking exercises provide you with the foundation to more intuitively understand the language and adapt lessons and vocabulary to new situations. In no time at all, you’ll be able to confidently navigate all sorts of everyday communications—getting directions, ordering a meal, making new friends, and more!
Mango also offers fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages. Films provide a breakdown of each line of dialogue and build on all foundational language skills, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.
Learn on your computer or mobile device. Mango includes downloadable lessons for offline learning, so you can truly take Mango with you on the road! Plus, sync across devices for a seamless learning experience.
IMPORTANT NEWS…Lynda.com has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning!
LinkedIn Learning still offers all of the same great content from Lynda.com, and your course history will migrate to the new platform. LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!
Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have. To get started, you just need your BCPL card number and PIN.
Offers practice tests, e-books, and skill-building courses for students and adult learners. Many courses are available in Spanish. Includes specialized learning centers for different interests and age groups, including:
Adult Core Skills – Improve your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Career Preparation – Prepare for an occupational exam, build workplace skills, and more. School Center – Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students. Computer Skills – Enjoy video courses on topics ranging from computer maintenance and internet safety to popular software programs like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop.
ABCmouse is an online educational resource for children ages 2 to 8. The site features a wide variety of lessons and learning activities, including books, videos, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, printables, and more. You can access ABCmouse for free at all BCPL locations!
Designed especially for primary school students, with rich, reliable, and age-appropriate content content and easy-to-use functionality. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, supporting both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost Web, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Business Source Premier, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, and Literary Reference Center.