E-books & Audiobooks

BPL's growing collection of fiction and non-fiction e-books and audiobooks, from OverDrive. Download titles to read or listen to on a home computer, e-reader or mobile device. This collection is available only to Burnaby residents. Find out which e-readers are library e-book friendly.

Borrow up to 10 titles and place up to 20 titles on hold.

Library to Go apps | Library to Go getting started guide | Library to Go help

Access:

For Burnaby residents, in the library and at home with your library card.

O'Reilly for Public Libraries (previously Safari Books Online) offers resources for learning about business, technology, design, science, engineering, travel, hobbies, health and more. O'Reilly includes over 50,000 books from top publishers (including pre-release titles for the most up-to-date information), more than 30,000 hours of video content, case studies from top companies, learning paths and expert playlists.

O'Reilly for Public Libraries help

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

A platform offering over 14,000 downloadable audiobooks, 185 classic e-books and over 3,200 magazines (including over 750 in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish). Download titles to a mobile device using the RBdigital app, or stream on your computer. Access RBdigital through a browser first to sign up for an account before using the app.

RBdigital app | RBdigital help

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Update November 2020: This fall, Safari Books Online will be replaced with O'Reilly for Public Libraries, which offers the same resources (plus videos and case studies) in an updated interface.

Full text of thousands of computer, technical and business books from top publishers, including O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft and more. Includes a selection of titles covering health and fitness, family, DIY projects and travel. 

Note: Safari Books Online will time out after a period of inactivity and users will sometimes be presented with a preview screen. To reconnect, see Problems with Safari Books Online.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to four concurrent users.

An online collection of streaming titles, including graphic novels, enhanced novels, ebooks and audiobooks, classics and National Geographic videos. Suitable for middle school and highschool aged readers and up. Formerly TumbleBookCloud. 

TeenBookCloud app

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).

Read or listen to animated, talking picture books and play literacy games.

TumbleBook Library app

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).