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NoveList K-8 Database
This online resource recommends books. Search by categories such as topics, Lexile reading levels, grade levels, genres, ethnicity of authors, and more. If you have read a book that you like, it will even suggest books that are similar.
Connect from the library or from home. To connect from home, you will need your Berkeley Public Library card barcode number.
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BPL Online Resources Especially for Kids
More BPL Online Resources
Here are a selection of additional online resources that are available to you. See the BPL Online Resources page for many, many more!
What is an online resource?
Berkeley Public Library subscribes to high-quality web-based resources and makes them available to you for free.
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Connecting to Online Resources
Anyone can access online resources from within the library; anyone with a Berkeley Public Library card can access them from home.
From within the library:
- Use a computer in the library, either a library catalog computers or a public access computers.
- Click on one of the links in the middle column of this page.
- Click on one of the links in the middle column of this page. You will be taken to a login page.
- Enter the 14-digit barcode number found on the back of your card.
Berkeley Schools Libraries
Each Berkeley Unified School District school has a library with people there to help students. BUSD students have access to online resources that can be searched from school or home. These include the following databases:
- Teen Health and Wellness
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Opposing Viewpoints Resourcce Center
- ProQuest New York Times
- World Book Encyclopedia online in English and Spanish