The library in your pocket! BPL Mobile makes it easy to find and discover titles, manage your account, and get the branch and availability information you need. You can even scan the ISBN barcode on a book in a bookstore to see if BPL owns the title. You can also display your library card barcode in the app (located under the "more" menu), to use at checkout. The app is available now for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and for Android phones and tablets. We also have a mobile version of our library catalogue available. Access your account, renew items, place holds and more, with a new easier-to-use mobile site.
The library subscribes to a number of databases that can be accessed on the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices. Download these apps to access newspapers, magazines, academic journals, e-books, audiobooks and more. For a complete list of all of our databases, see Databases A to Z.
Cloud Library app
Formerly 3M Cloud Library. The Cloud Library app allows you to search for, download, and enjoy e-books and audiobooks from BPL's Cloud Library collection. The app is available for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android phones and tablets. Learn more about using Cloud Library with our getting started guide. Burnaby residents can access the Cloud Library collection with a library card.
The EBSCOhost app allows you to access 1,700 periodicals in a broad range of disciplines, including general reference, business, health, education, general science and more. EBSCOhost has a mobile app for Apple and Android devices and requires an authentication key to access articles. Once the app is downloaded to your device, visit EBSCOhost, select "EBSCOhost popular and academic magazines and journals", then select the "iPhone and Android apps" link at the bottom of the page to acquire the authentication key. If you are viewing EBSCOhost on a mobile device, select "Full Site" in order to access the "iPhone and Android apps" link.
Mango Languages app
The Mango Languages app allows you to access Mango's interactive online language courses on the go. Mango focuses on everyday, common conversations to enhance vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and cultural understanding. Choose from among more than 40 languages, including English. To access the app, you'll first need to visit Mango Languages, and set up a free account.
Naxos Music Library app
The Naxos Music Library app allows you to stream more than 100,00,000 music CDs and 1,500,000 tracks on your mobile device. The music is mostly classical, with some jazz and world music. Thousands of new recordings are added each month. To access the app, you'll first need to visit Naxos Music Library, and create a free account.
Naxos Music Library Jazz app
The Naxos Music Library Jazz app allows you to stream more than 100,000 tracks of jazz on your mobile device, with thousands of CDs added every month. Over 32,000 artists are represented from over 250 labels, which include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others. To access the app, you'll first need to visit Naxos Jazz, and create a free account.
The OneClickdigital app allows you to access OneClickdigital audiobooks on your mobile device. Choose from 300 audiobooks from Recorded Books, including 100 Canadian audiobooks from Maple Leaf Audio. To access the app, you'll first need to visit OneClickdigital and create a free account. Learn more about OneClickdigital with our getting started guide.
The OverDrive app allows you to search for, download, and enjoy e-books and audiobooks from BPL's Library to Go collection. The OverDrive app is available for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry (including the Blackberry PlayBook), and Android phones and tablets. Visit OverDrive for more information or help with the app. Note: please be aware that OverDrive is fixing issues with version 3.5.1 of the app. Burnaby residents can access the BPL Library to Go collection with a library card.
The PressReader app provides access to over 5000 newspaper and magazines, in over 6 languages, from 100 countries. Search the collection and download issues on your Mac or Windows computer, or Android, iOS, Blackberry Z10, or Windows RT device. Create a PressReader account first by logging in through Databases A to Z, then install and sign in to the app. Visit PressReader for more information or help with the app, and read our getting started guide.
Zinio for Libraries app
The Zinio for Libraries app allows you to access Zinio magazines on the go, and even download them for later reading without an internet connection. The Zinio for Libraries app is available for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry Playbook, Kindle Fire and Android phones and tablets. To access the app, you'll first need to visit the library's Zinio collection and create a Zinio account.