While our library is currently closed to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, we still have so much to offer online.
 
Your Bloomingdale Public Library card unlocks a world of eBooks, streaming services, online learning and more. Check out some of our top recommendations, listed below.
 
Is your card expired? Most cards automatically renew, so if you get a ‘card expired’ notification, then there may be another issue. Email us your name and library card number at bdref@mybpl.org and we’ll see what we can do.  Please be aware that, because we are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it may take longer than normal to get back to your emails – please be patient.
 
Have questions about other Library services during the closure? Check out our FAQs.

Click on any header to go directly to the database or service.
 
Digital Library of Illinois is our largest collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages. Download the easy-to-use Libby app, or use the standard OverDrive app for access on your mobile device. For eReadIllinois, download the Axis-360 app. More info and help guides can be found at www.mybpl.org/ebooks .
 
Read your favorite magazines - People, Real Simple, Runner’s World, National Geographic, Midwest Living, Men’s Health, Car & Driver, Bon Appetit, Family Circle and more! Download magazines to read offline on your device with the Flipster app.
 
Instantly stream or download movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks and comics. Due to the rise in at-home use during this closure, the limit has been raised to 10 checkouts per month. Download the Hoopla app for access on your device.
 
Find educational and entertaining websites on our Youth Services page, no library card needed!
 
Learn technology and career skills with video tutorials, including coding, multimedia production, social media management and much more.
 
Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more.
 
Enroll in six-week courses led by experts in subjects like business, technology, health care training and personal development.

Research genealogy and local history through census data, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and more. Temporary home use access of Ancestry Library is available for Bloomingdale Public Library cardholders through April 30, 2020.
 
Still looking for more to do online? We have even more available! Check our full listing of databases and online courses on our website, mybpl.org

Stay up to date on our closing information via our email updates and our website homepage, mybpl.org .
Where to get the facts:
eNews Update:
The Bloomingdale Public Library now has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We will be publishing monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin)
  • Adult Services (The Shelf Life)
  • Youth Services (Kids' Corner)
  • Teen Programs (Teen Territory)
  • Computer Classes (Tech Talk)
  • Digital Almanac - bi-monthly (BPL Almanac)

Click the link below to update your subscription or add a new email address.
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