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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2014 URL: http://berkeleypubliclibrary.libguides.com/content.php?pid=185540 Print Guide RSS Updates

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New Mobile Site

Visit our new, full-featured mobile website today! You can scan the QR code above with your mobile device, or go to http://berkpl.boopsie.com/

 

Discover and Go!

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Museum Passes for Free through Discover and Go!

 

You can get free passes to more than 30 Bay Area cultural venues. Passes are available for printing online! Log in with your Berkeley Public Library card to our Discover and Go website at http://discover.berkeleypubliclibrary.org and select your passes today.

Please note:

  • You can search for passes by venue or by date. Passes are valid only for a specific date.
  • Once passes are printed, reservations cannot be cancelled or changed.
  • You must present picture ID to use the pass and it must match the name on the pass.
  • Children’s cards cannot be used to reserve passes. This is due to ID and other requirements on the venues’ part.
  • Only two passes can be reserved at one time (there is no limit to total passes used).
  • For additional information about Discover & Go, please see our FAQ.
 

Hours and Locations

View the our web page for  BPL Hours and Locations.  This page includes a list of library holidays, information about branch closures for renovations, ongoing storytimes for closed branches, and the Branch Van schedule.

Please note that closing procedures for all locations begin 15 minutes before closing time and some services will not be available after this time. The Central Children's Library closes 10 minutes before the Central Library's closing time (that is, 7:50 pm, 5:50 pm, or 4:50 pm) and materials and services will not be available after this time.

 

Contact Berkeley Public Library Children's Services

At the Berkeley Public Library, the children's staff is ready to help kids, teachers, parents and others looking for children's materials. We can recommend good books, find information, help you use the online catalog or the Internet, treat you to a good story, or consult with you about homework. We invite classes or groups for a tour and we welcome families to our special events. Each summer, we offer a Summer Reading Game for kids through 8th grade and recruit volunteers for our Student Friends program. Ask us about other ways in which the public library may be of service.

Email us at bplkids@ci.berkeley.ca.us or call or visit!

  • Central Children's Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (510-981-6223)
    • Joy Shioshita, Central Children's Library Supervisor
    • Erica Glenn, Senior Children's Librarian
    • Alan Bern, Children's Librarian
    • Emma Coleman, Children's Librarian
    • Ann Hotta, Children's Librarian
  • Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. (below College Ave.) Armin Arethna, Children's Librarian  (510-981-6280)
  • North Branch, 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins). David Howd, Children's Librarian (510-981-6250)
  • South Branch, 1901 Russell Street. Currently closed for renovations. Contact Josh Lachman, Children's Librarian, at the Central Library (510-981-6223)
  • West Branch, 1125 University Avenue. Currently closed for renovations. Contact Nora Hale, Children's Librarian, at the Central Library (510-981-6223)
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