Virtual Welcoming Kit

Image with text Free Library Welcoming Kit.

Welcome to Beaverton! 

Beaverton City Library has something for everyone and we hope you’ll visit us soon.
Check out our Top 5 resources for ways to use the library anywhere you have access to the internet, all for free.

Top 5 Resources:

  1.  E-access card : Do you live in Washington County, Oregon, and want a library card? Complete the form to register for a free online library card. With this card, you can download e-books and audiobooks, access online resources, and reserve a Cultural Pass (for people age 18 or older).
  2.  Libby and OverDrive : Borrow e-books and audiobooks that you can read or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, e-reader, or a computer.
  3.  Kanopy : Watch movies, shows, and educational videos from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or smart TV. There are also videos to help with learning a new language.
  4.  Online resources : With your library card, you have access to 90 online resources! Our favorites are Brainfuse for live homework help, Mango Languages for learning a new language, and lynda.com for learning new personal and professional skills.
  5.  Programs and storytimes : Register for a free storytime or program for kids and teens ages birth through 18—you don’t even need a library card to sign up and participate!

Additional Resources:

World Languages collection: Visit the library to borrow books in 25 different languages! You can also search in the catalog by typing “books” as a keyword search, and then using the ‘Languages’ filter on the left side of your screen. Use your library card to place a hold on any item to pick it up at any Washington county library. 

Answerland and Ask the Librarian: Use Answerland to chat with or email a librarian—it’s a place where librarians help Oregon residents find answers to questions and provide research guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you want to talk with a Beaverton City Library staff member, call 503-644-2197 or email us at BCLRef@BeavertonOregon.gov

Homework databases: For kids and teens in grades K-12, find articles, videos, photos, and more to complete homework assignments.

Learn a Little calendars in English and Spanish Monthly calendars to help you discover a new activity to do with your child ages 2-7.

Booking Ahead Kids Edition: Each month, read a book that fits the theme described for that month. For each month you participate, fill out this online form.