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Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is one way to go... 

(Remember:  you will be a public library patron much longer than you will be a student!) 

The tabs in the box below will guide you through applying for a BPL e-Card, downloading and using the Libby app, and using the resources available from Brooklyn Public Library.

The Brooklyn Public Library has its own page on this site.  You can access it by clicking on the yellow tab at the top of this page.

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)

Click here to complete an e-card application.  Once you receive your library e-card number, you will need to download the Libby e-reader app in order to be able to check out e-books and audio books. Click on the next tab in this box for directions on how to download and use the Libby app.

Meet Libby!

Reading Recommendations!

Not sure where to start?

Need some help finding a good book?

Click here for lists of recommendations

All of the books on these lists are available in e-book format from the Brooklyn Public Library. All you need is a BPL e-card and the Libby app on your device to be able to start reading them.

What are you waiting for?

Click here to get live, online tutoring!  All you need is a Brooklyn Public Library e-card.

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support


e-Book Reading Choices

Additional e-Book Reading Choices

Each of the tabs in the box below contains information on an online reading source outside the Brooklyn Public Library.  These choices include:  ComicsPlus Library Edition, Sora, myON, and Podcasts.

ComicsPlus, Sora and myON each have their own pages on this site.  You can access these pages by clicking on the yellow tabs at the top of this page.

Online Reading Options Outside BPL

NYCDOE students can now access Sora!

Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to read digital books. NYC students can log in using their school credentials and instantly access hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. New York City Department of Education's digital collection is available 24/7 - all you need to get started is an internet connection and your school login. Begin your next reading adventure with just a tap!

Sora can be downloaded on to any device or onto your computer!  Directions follow below.

Directions for Downloading Sora onto Your Phone or Tablet


Directions for Downloading Sora onto Your Computer

In Your Web Browser

  1. Visit:
  2. Click:  Sign in using New York City Department of Education” button
  3. Enter your student account ID and password


Not sure where to start in Sora? 

Click here to see lists of recommendations.

Access to popular comic books available online.

Click here for lists of comic book recommendations!

Login here.

email me for username & password:

Not sure where to start with comic books?

Click here for lists of recommendations!

Access to 7,022 fiction and nonfiction books! 

Login here using your DOE credentials or click here to login using the same credentials you use to get into your google classes. 

The document posted below contains step-by-step directions for accessing e-books in myON 

Check out these lists of recommendations for books in myON!



Click on the headphones for a large selection of podcasts!



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