Need help finding an independent reading book? Click on the genre below to get some recommendations:
Free Ways to Digitally Access Books!
Sora: Offers Audiobooks, Ebooks, and Digital Graphic Novels to borrow for up to 21 days, up to 10 titles at a time. Login through Clever!!!
Hoopla: Offers Ebooks and Digital Graphic Novels/Comics, to borrow digitally for up to 21 days. You can check out up to 10 titles a month.
RbDigital: Offers Audiobooks and Magazines to borrow digitally. You can check out up to 10 titles at a time for up to 21 days. Digital magazines offer unlimited checkouts.
Go to https://ezproxy.bpl.org/login?url=https://bostonma.rbdigital.com/#/home . Use your barcode/pin number to create a free account
OR download the RbDigital free app and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account.
For some of these resources you may need:
Your Library Card Barcode (found on the back of your library card)
Your library Pin Number (password) - this is a 4 digit number. If you got your card from BGA it is most likely your year of graduation.
Contact Ms. Zeng at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help getting your library barcode or pin number.
BPL library Fines will NOT prevent patrons from accessing online services during this period of time (so no worries!)
Open Library: Over 100,000 eBooks available for borrowing and reading in-browser or on mobile devices using Adobe Digital Editions. Creation of a free account is required for borrowing. To access, go to http://ezproxy.bpl.org/login?url=http://openlibrary.org
Bluford High Series: All twenty-one of the Bluford Series books are available in audiobook format for FREE. To listen, go to https://www.bluford.org/audiobooks/
READ ON, BGA!
Need a trustworthy information source to support your learning and online school work ?
provide access to published information sources.
1. Always check the Validity of a website before using it. Try using the C.R.A.A.P. test
C - is it Current?
R - is it Relevant?
A - does it have Authority?
A - is it Accurate to the best of your knowledge?
P - what is the Purpose?
2. Check out these pre-validated sources:
Don't forget to give credit to your sources:
Need something to do at home once you've finished your school work for the day?
Try watching a movie for free curtesy of the Boston Public Library:
Hoopla: In addition to Ebooks, Hoopla has a library of movies and show to stream to your computer. You can borrow a movie/show to stream for up to 21 days. You can check out up to 10 titles a month (this number includes Ebooks, Audiobooks, and digital graphic novels).
How to access:
Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com . Choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account
OR download the free app and choose “Boston Public Library” as your library and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account. Books are downloadable through the app to prevent continuous internet/data use.
Kanopy: Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. You can watch up to 4 movies a month ("4 play credits"). After starting a movie, you have 3 days to unlimitedly watch that movie.
How to access:
Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com . Use your barcode/pin number to create a free account
OR download the free app and use your barcode/pin number to create a free account.
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BGA student, are you missing your community? Join these online BGA clubs!
Go to Google Classroom and use the class code for the group you would like to join!
While this is a Google "Classroom", it is a social opportunity, so not grades or classwork