Using BPL Website

Welcome to our new website!

With our new website, your online library experience is now better than ever. Searching is simpler and you can find the library information you want with ease. There's a NEW site especially for kids and parents—and a literary blog. Plus, a friendly new catalogue that makes finding your next great read (or anything in our collection) and managing your library account even better.

NEW

  • New catalogue: Along with launching our new website, we also have a new catalogue. You may access the new catalogue through EXPLORE located in the main menu, or in the top SEARCH menu.
  • Easy searching: Now you can search the library's online Catalogue, the BPL website, and the Events calendar—all from the top SEARCH menu.
  • Accessing & setting up your library account: Click/tap the yellow ‘Log In / My BPL’ button located at the top of your screen. You need to setup a NEW library account called My BPL, which replaces your 'old' My Account. Step-by-step instructions are at the bottom of this page.
  • Signing in to checkout kiosks, paying fines online & using the public computers: Please use your library barcode instead of a username to sign in or pay online.
  • Placing holds on individual magazine issues: You can no longer place holds yourself on individual issues through the catalogue; however, you can call us and staff will be happy to place a hold on a magazine issue for you. Alternatively, visit your local branch where current issues are displayed and available to read in the library in comfort—or read your favourite national and international magazines and newspapers online through RB Digital and Pressreader.
  • Interlibrary (IL) Loan requests: IL loan titles will appear in your library account when they are checked out, but you will not see the status of your loan, such as waiting arrival and ready for pick-up. If you wish to know if your request was ordered but not yet received at BPL, you can call any branch and staff will be happy to tell you. We will continue to let you know by phone or email if your requested IL Loan item is ready for pick up, or if we are unable to fill your request.

Where to Find It

Looking for our most popular services and information? Here's where to find them.

  • Getting a Library Card & Borrowing Information: For information on how to join the Library and everything you need to know as a cardholder (such as fines and fees, loan periods, how to place and pick-up items being held for you), select SERVICES located in the menu.
  • Books, Reading Lists & More: To browse our entire collection & reading lists curated by our librarians, select EXPLORE located in the menu.
  • Online Resources: To access a wide range of resources including eBooks, audiobooks, music and movie streaming, reference & learning materials and more, select RESOURCES located in the menu.
  • Events & Programs: To find events, programs, and workshops by location, age group, or date, simply select the EVENTS link located in the menu. Once you find that next great event, you can attend on the given date, register, or even join the waitlist if needed.
  • Locations & Hours: For locations and hours, simply select the ABOUT link located on the right hand side followed by selecting the locations & hours section.
  • BPL Guide: Looking for an online edition of the current program guide? Select ABOUT located in the menu.

How to set up your new My BPL account: Step-by-Step instructions with images

Frequently Asked Questions about using the catalogue

Resources for online magazines/newspapers

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