Online Resources News

Your library is continuously responding to the increased demand for online services during the pandemic. As our online collections grow and change, we'll share our news here.

We need your help to keep our digital collections in motion. When you finish reading an eBook, please don’t wait until its due date. Please return it, so that others may enjoy it, too. Thank you.

OverDrive collection just got bigger | Tue June 1 - Ottawa Public Library joins OverDrive partner libraries on June 1. See Related links for full story


ArtistWorks is now available through Libby (powered by OverDrive). The RB Digital app permanently retired on May 20, 2021.

To access ArtistWorks through the Libby app:

  1. Open Libby and tap on the library card icon to get to BPL's OverDrive collection.
  2. Scroll down the menu and tap on "Extras."
  3. Tap on the ArtistWorks image.
  4. Select "Open!"

To access ArtistWorks on your desktop computer:

  1. Select the link provided under Related links below to get to BPL's Libby Shelf:
  2. Scroll down the menu and click on "Extras."
  3. Click on the ArtistWorks image.
  4. Select "Enter Library Account Details" and type in your 14-digit BPL library card number.
  5. Once you are signed in, click "Next" and then "Open!"

You will have full access to content from ArtistWorks for 30 days. When your pass expires, you can gain access again by repeating the above steps.

Acorn TV -  Changes are coming

Acorn TV left RB Digital on May 14 and in currently in the process of moving to its new home on OverDrive, where library members already can borrow from our large and always growing collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. The RB Digital app permanently retired on May 20, 2021. We are waiting to hear from OverDrive how program streaming will work for library viewers after May 14. As soon as the information is confirmed, we will provide an update right here. Thanks so much for your patience during this transition.

Online resource enhancements are in effect until further notice—enjoy!

  • More OverDrive/Libby eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines—visit the page often to view what’s new.
  • More Hoopla: Check out 10 titles every month
  • More Acorn TV: Get three 7-day access passes every month
  • More Kanopy: Play credits increased to 10 per month

This popular site for genealogy researchers and enthusiasts is now available to use at home until further notice. Log in steps—please have your 14-digit library card barcode and PIN at hand. The PIN is the same one you use to log in to your My BPL library account. Click/tap on Ancestry Library Edition (see Related link below), and then on the Library Account Login page, type in 14-digit library card barcode and PIN.

More to Borrow - Read about OverDrive partner libraries

LOG IN to ArtistWorks on your computer

VISIT Ancestry Library Edition

VISIT OverDrive - eBooks & eAudiobooks

VISIT Hoopla - streaming movies, music & eAudiobooks

START using Kanopy - movie streaming

APPLY online for a Burlington Public Library card now