Library Opening Plan – Safety for Staff and Patrons is the #1 Priority

Libraries across the State of Connecticut and across the nation are developing plans to reopen their libraries in terms of STAGES, not dates due to the changing nature of public health and medical realities of the pandemic and in keeping with guidance and mandates from local, state and federal governance. This plan will be revised as new information about the coronavirus is known, and as local, state and federal guidelines change.

Opening Plan

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Ancestry

Ancestry

Access billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for individuals from around the world.

BookFlix (Home Access)

BookFlix (Home Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BookFlix (Library Access)

BookFlix (Library Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Offers thousands of free songs by your favorite artists in Sony Music’s catalog.

Now 24 hours per day streaming at no cost!

Historic Map Works

Historic Map Works

Plat maps with details of lot apportionments and street details for cities across the United States

Hoopla

Hoopla

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audio-books and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

Hoopla digital’s latest app upgrade, LightSpeed – an evolution to empower brighter connectivity for users – is here. With LightSpeed, you’ll be able to experience, explore and enjoy free content from your public library in a new way that’s faster, brighter, mobile, easy-to-use and always available! Brought to you free of charge with your Bridgeport Public Library Card.

Overdrive

Overdrive

Download a wide variety of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks and eaudiobooks to your computer, eReaders, or mobile device. for Bridgeport Library Card Holders

RBdigital

RBdigital

Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks available for all Connecticut residents.

RBdigital - magazines

RBdigital – magazines

Magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Choose from over 100 popular titles!

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA

White/Yellow Page listings for the U.S.
14 million U.S. businesses (updated monthly) and over 100 million U.S. residents (updated continuously) to aid in job searching, market research, and locating friends and relatives.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Maps with details on buildings prepared for the insurance industry

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

This online education resource provides everything a student needs to learn more about further education and assists in making informed decisions on their future from one single, handy database. Testing & Education Reference Center also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.

Tutor.com

Tutor.com

Provides on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online in math, science, social studies or English.

World Book Online

World Book Online

Access online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video.

Virtual Programs

Date/Time Program
Saturday, June 6
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Social Security and Retirement Maximization – Live

Library News

BPL Board Member Sought

The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors is accepting applications for board membership.

Any registered voter of the city Bridgeport, who has a high level of familiarity with the city’s library system, may apply.  Read More…

Questions? Ask us first!

For reference and information questions please use the Ask us first! email form

Take the Census online or by phone. Spread the Word!

A safe, easy, and quick way to respond is via telephone, toll free. The number for English speakers is 844-330-2020, and there are additional phone numbers for more than a dozen other languages. Census answers will be taken by real people who have taken oaths of confidentiality, not by a computer or voice mail system. Find more detail and additional phone numbers at: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

To see the form and the questions that will be asked, go to: https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html

Please do not return any library materials

All Bridgeport Public Library locations are temporarily closed and normal services suspended until further notice. Please do not return any items as we do not have the staff to monitor our book drops. No fines will be charged on any currently checked out items.

Thank you and stay safe.

Download eBooks and Audiobooks

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more – anywhere, anytime through Overdrive  and RBdigital. All you need is a library card.

Download Magazines

RBdigital, the world’s largest newstand. Instantly browse the latest issues of your favorite magazines.

Download Music

Freegal, free downloadable music from Sony. Use your library card to download up to five songs a week and stream up to 3 hours of music a day!

Learn a Language Online

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 140 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

Learning a language with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

New Arrivals

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Online Library Card Application

Just print out an application.  Fill it out and bring it to the library with proper ID’s (ID info is on each application.) and at no cost become a member of the BPL.

Library Card Application: pdf / doc
Aplicación en Español: pdf / doc
Carte D’Application: pdf / doc
Aplikasyon pou Kat: pdf / doc

Print at BPL

BPL Mobile Printing for your laptop, PC, and mobile devices:
Burroughs-Saden Printer
North Branch Printer