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A Black Lives Matter Resource Page

A Black Lives Matter Resource Page

The Bridgeport Free Public Library statement denouncing systemic racism, Black Lives Matter Organizations, Books about Race available Online and at the BPL, Statistics and Data, Local and State History

Ancestry

Ancestry

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

Biblioboard

Biblioboard

Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and 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.

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
Thursday, October 22
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
What Divides Us:  - Live

What Divides Us: – Live

Exploring the Chasm of Inequality in Connecticut’s Gold Coast

Hosted by Fairfield University

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Thursday, October 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Odd Things I've Seen in Connecticut: Virtual Author talk with J.W. Ocker.- Live

Odd Things I’ve Seen in Connecticut: Virtual Author talk with J.W. Ocker.- Live

A virtual talk with author J.W. Ocker on Hauntings in Connecticut and his book, Cursed Objects: Strange But True Stories of the World’s Most Infamous Items…

Hosted by BridgeportLibrary

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Thursday, October 22
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Using Books to Engage Young Children in Talk about Race & Justice - Live

Using Books to Engage Young Children in Talk about Race & Justice – Live

Engaging children under 5 in critical conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Hosted by Liberty Science Center

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Friday, October 23
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Zoomin’ Little Bears - Live

Zoomin’ Little Bears – Live

Join Miss Bina for songs rhymes and stories.

Hosted by North Branch-Bridgeport Public Library

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Library News

A Message from the City Librarian October 19, 2020

Many of you have been reaching out to us to find out when we will be reopening.  Even before the COVID19 Pandemic altered all of our lives, we were in the process of upgrading our computers and preparing for a major carpet replacement project at our Burroughs Library.  The city buildings closures in early spring were necessary to help Bridgeport “flatten the curve” of Coronavirus infections, but it caused major disruptions in library services and operations that were felt by everyone.

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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

Get the latest BPL news and events


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