Spring Updates
We've been busy! Read on to see what your awesome Library Staff have been doing during the Pandemic, learn about the new laptop lending project, and get the details on how to join our Fan Club!
Thank You Library Staff!
As we look towards reopening the library, we want to thank the Library Staff for all their hard work throughout the pandemic. Not only did they transform existing programs and services to serve the public during building closures, but they also provided emergency services. Here are some of their stories.
Laptop Lending Program Launched
As the pandemic has shown, digital literacy and equitable access to technology have never been more important. With the help of the Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation, the BPLF purchased 50 laptops and wi-fi hot spots for the Library's new long-term Laptop Lending Program. The BPL works with Berkeley's social service network to get these preloaded Chromebooks into the hands of those who need them most.
Have you joined our Fan Club Yet?
Recurring gifts help sustain and grow the grants that help the library innovate. Set up a recurring donation of any size to become a part of our Fan Club! New members receive insider email updates to stay in the know about library news and happenings.

You'll also get a FREE "I'm a Fan!" Tote Bag!
Visit Our New Website!
It was time for a make-over! Volunteers and staff worked with Two Hats Consulting to develop a beautiful new website. We're so grateful for all the work behind the scenes. Check out our history, projects we've funded, and more - now both easy to navigate and easy on the eyes!
Check out our NEW website!