Though the Library building has been closed to the public, staff continues to provide virtual and curbside service to patrons. In addition to books and movies, at curbside service we offer:
- Tax booklets and forms
- Children’s craft kits
- Teen craft kits
- Robotics kits for the Robotics Club
- Nook e-readers preloaded with popular novels and nonfiction
- Roku streaming devices configured with Library subscriptions to Kanopy and hoopla
- Magazines and health newsletters in print (current and past issues)
- Vinyl records
- New audiobooks on CD
Mobile printing is available as well. Send your documents to the Library’s Print from Anywhere service or to the Reference Desk and the librarian will print them for you. Prints are available to pick up the same day.
Ebooks & Streaming
Belvedere Tiburon Library patrons are using more digital library resources than ever before. The Belvedere Tiburon Library has increased the monthly maximum checkouts of many digital services, including:
- Kanopy (streaming movies) and hoopla (streaming movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and more) to 12 checkouts each per month.
- Borrowing and hold limits in OverDrive/Libby (ebooks and audiobooks) to 25 checkouts and 25 holds at one time. Digital magazines do not count towards the maximum checkouts. Find the newest OverDrive/Libby titles here.
In addition to distributing craft kits, the children’s librarians have recorded over 100 storytimes on the Library’s YouTube page.
These storytimes include toddler, preschool, and French storytimes. There are also book reviews for children.
Two teen book clubs have been meeting virtually during the pandemic. Many new teen books and ebooks have been added to the collection. The Teen Newsletter alerts teens of upcoming programs, new materials, and study resources.
A new, dedicated Seniors page has been added to the Library’s homepage on the top-right. This page displays upcoming virtual events for seniors, digital resources, book lists, and more. Sign up for the new Seniors Newsletter here.
In additions to the children’s content mentioned above, the Library’s YouTube page includes the following playlists:
- Library Expansion (drone footage of construction)
- Digital Library Tutorials on how to use Library resources from home
New and Updated Digital Resources
Digital access to the Marin Independent Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times is now available from home via the Library’s website. Use your library card to log in to these newspapers as well as any of our digital resources.
OverDrive Magazines has recently replaced RBdigital Magazines. This new collection contains most of the RBdigital collection plus thousands of more titles in many languages. These magazines can be checked out and read in the Libby app or in the MARINet catalog and read in a browser. Find the most popular magazines here.
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
The new LinkedIn Learning has an improved interface and many more lessons. Patrons can choose from thousands of videos recorded by professional teachers on how to use all kinds of software and hardware. Courses are now available in multiple languages and at different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced).
- O’Reilly Learning (formerly Safari Books)
O’Reilly Learning contains thousands of current ebooks on coding, software, computer hardware, and more, as well as interactive classes, pathways, and case studies on the tech industry.
- Prenda Code Club provides an online coding curriculum for children and teens. The Library’s Coding Club uses this new platform.
- Do you need help getting started with using the Library’s ebooks, streaming services, or research databases? Sign up for a virtual Digital Downloads Training with a librarian.
More New Digital Resources
- Ancestry.com is now available to use from home.
- VetNow and JobNow provide veterans and those seeking career assistance with live resume and interview coaching, job search resources, interview tips, and more. VetNow and JobNow are provided courtesy of the California State Library.