COVID-19 Closure eLibrary

If you have ideas for how we can help you during this time period, consider filling out this survey so we can work on expanding our services. CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY.

Curbside Pickup

Our contactless Curbside Pickup service just got easier.  Simply place a hold on items that you want through the catalog, just like you used to beforeOnce your item is ready, we will email youBut now, the email notification directs you to a page on our website to book an online appointment for Curbside Pickup of your materials.

Click Here to access the catalog

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eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Tumble Books: (animated books, animated math books, and audiobooks)
  • Audible: Audiobooks (free access as long as schools are closed)
  • Safari Tech Books: technology, creative, and business books from leading publishers.
  • Enki : Over 3400 books. No library card is required, no hold queues, if you are physically located in the state of California, you're in!
  • Open Library: Useful for out of print books or public domain titles.

Streaming Video

  • Kanopy: access to over 30,000 films and Kids content, including feature films, award-winning documentaries, hard to find titles, the Criterion Collection, the Great Courses, and more all with no fees and no commercials. New titles are added every month.
  • HBO : HBO is offering some of their most beloved shows and documentaries, plus a selection of movies — entirely for free for a limited time.

Digital Magazines and Newspapers

  • RBDigital Magazines: Complete digital versions of your favorite magazines available anytime on your smartphone tablet, or computer. There are over 3700 titles to choose from.
  • The New York Times: Free access to the NYT courtesy of the California State Library

Language Learning

  • Pronunciator: Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages.

Drive-In Wifi

The Burlingame Mainl Library's Wifi connection will reach the parking areas surrounding the library. Between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM, you can park in the lot and use our Wifi. Simply choose "Burlingame Library" and click "Accept" on the user agreement that pops up. Please maintain social distancing and keep the side of the library clear for staff who are providing Curbside Pickup Services.

Me, You, We: A Community Podcast: Did you know that the Burlingame Library made a podcast in 2016 that featured the stories of Burlingame residents and some of our own staff members? If you never heard it, try it out. Each episode introduces you to a member of the community, either through a single story or a more comprehensive conversation about their life.

Activities and More
Daily activites, websites, and songs for kids curated by the Children's Librarians at the Burlingame Public Library.

Book Recommendations
Click here to find our staff curated booklists. If you can't find a title that you're interested in as an eBook, send us an email at and we will see if we can order it.

Virtual Backgrounds

Do you miss sitting in the Library or using our study rooms for meetings? We've created a set of virtual backgrounds that you can use in Zoom. These backgrounds work great if you need a neutral background for a meeting. They may also help you feel like you're getting "out of the office" and taking a trip to the library. 

Burlingame Public Library Virtual Background Pack

 Zoom Computer Requirements

Community Resources
(These are the types of handouts and resources you'd find at the Library's bulletin board)

Other - Usually only available in the library, we worked with Ancestry so that you can use it from home during the closure.
Burlingame Library Research Page - an alphabetical list of our databases and suggested resources.

Technical Assistance

  • Zoom Help Center - We use Zoom for a variety of programs. Refer to their Help Center if you are having trouble connecting.
  • DigitalLearn Training - If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.