eBooks and eAudiobooks

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.
  • Hoopla Movies and televisions Shows

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.
    PLEASE NOTE: RBDigital Magazines will be phased out, but all of the magazines are now available through OverDrive and Libby. This should be a great improvement, as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines are now all in the same service.
  • 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 keep the side of the library clear for staff.

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.

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 bplref@plsinfo.org 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)


Ancestry.com - Usually only available in the library, we worked with Ancestry so that you can use it from home during the closure. Starting January 1, 2022, Ancestry.com will only be available inside the library.
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, DigitalLearn.org has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
  • Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area
  • Video Tutorials - Learn how to sign up for a library card, set up a Bibliocommons account, and more