Good Friday Closing

All Bridgeport Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observation of Good Friday.

 

Digital Navigator

Online Library

Ancestry

Ancestry

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

 

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 245 million residents.

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.

 

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for cars, electronics, appliances, and more. The database also provides a health section and money guide.

Foundation Center

Foundation Center

Directory of private philanthropic and grant making foundations on the Internet.
(In house use only – Burroughs-Saden)

Freegal

Freegal

Stream and download songs or download music videos from hundreds of musical genres and thousands of labels.

 

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

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - In-house

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – In-house

Maps with details on buildings prepared for the insurance industry.

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Remote

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Remote

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

Live one-to-one help is available 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., daily.
New subjects available for Nursing & Healthcare and Computer Science!

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Program
Monday, March 4
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lego Club at Newfield Branch

Lego Club at Newfield Branch

Come and build amazing things! There are new building challenges every week to inspire children’s creativity and building skills.  Children can work together or independently.  For children, ages 5-12 years old.  Lego Club meets every Monday from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library, except on holidays when the library is closed.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
More info
Monday, March 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chess Club for Kids at Beardsley Branch

Chess Club for Kids at Beardsley Branch

Join our Chess Club at Beardsley Branch! Learn how to play Chess; a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Ages 6-16. No registration required.

For more information, call 203-332-0025.

Location: Beardsley Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, March 5
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Join us for storytime at our main library, located at 925 Broad St. We’ll read stories, sing songs, learn the basics (colors, shapes, opposites, numbers, & the ABCs); & we’ll do a simple craft each week, with plenty of time for making new friends! Most of all, we’ll have so much fun and learn a lot! Ages: 0-5.

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library / Children’s Room
More info
Tuesday, March 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chess for Teen Beginners

Chess for Teen Beginners

Come and learn the basics of playing chess. Lessons are for teen beginners, ages 13-18 years old. No registration required. Lessons will be held in the Teen Room of the Newfield Branch Library on Tuesdays from 4-5pm.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Teen Room
More info

Library News

Women’s History Month at BPL

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Bridgeport Public Library!  Throughout March, please visit our library locations to check out book displays and join one or all of our special Women’s History Month events!

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Free Trees for Kids

We are excited to be participating in Neighborhood Forests Free Tree Program this year! Sign up using our link by March 15th to receive your tree just in time for Earth Day in April! The trees will be available for pick up at the Bridgeport Public Library – Beardsley Branch. Call 203-332-0025 for more information. To sign up your child for a free tree click here.
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Library Lockers available at the Beardsley Branch!

Bridgeport Public Library Lockers are here for easy contactless hold pick up 24/7. Can’t make it to any of our library locations to pick up your holds during regular business hours? Send your items to our new Pickup Locker, situated at the Beardsley Branch and access your materials at your convenience!

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Making the switch to Libby is easy!

The original OverDrive app is going away but making the switch to Libby is easy: 1.Download the free Libby app. 2. Find “Bridgeport Public Library” and sign in with your library card number. 3. Read ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free! More info

Download eBooks and Audiobooks

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

Download 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
Library Card Application (Spanish)