The Brentwood Public Library pays for a number of subscription sites that you can access for free with your library card.  Don’t see one of your favorites listed? Let us know at circulation@bplmo.org.

Listed below are the sites, along with brief descriptions. You will need to enter your library barcode number outside the library to access most of these sources.

Book Connections
Looking for more ways to explore the world of children’s and young adult books? Find read-along audiobook performances, meet your favorite authors, and create new reading lists for your TBR pile. You can create an account or sign in with your library card from home.

Comics Plus- Full Collection Access

Comics Plus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga. You can access titles using a smartphone, tablet, or web browser, and can be downloaded to multiple devices. There is never a wait to read, all titles are unlimited access simultaneous use. (description from Comics Plus.) You will need your library card and pin number to access the this resource. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource.

Comics Plus- Children’s Collection If you only want access to the collection that LibraryPass selects for PreK-5th grade, this is your best bet. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource.

Comics Plus-Teen Collection If you only want access to content LibraryPass selects for PreK-12th grade, but targeted towards 6-12th grade, this is your best bet. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource.

Consumer Reports
Get all the information and the most current recommendations before making a decision or purchase with Consumer Reports. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource. Access is available to non-Brentwood Library cardholders from any public computer inside the Brentwood Public Library.

Creativebug
Access thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. A Brentwood library card is needed to access this source outside of the library. You will need to create a free account to view the classes. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource.

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost offers a variety of full text and popular magazine, newspaper articles, and reference books ranging from general to specific topics.

ERIC – the Education Resources Information Center
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

HeritageQuest
A variety of resources for your genealogical research.

Hoopla
Audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, and music. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource.

Kanopy
An on-demand streaming video platform for public and academic libraries that offers films, TV shows, educational videos and documentaries. Must have a Brentwood library card to access this resource.

LawDepot
Free legal documents, forms and contracts.

Learning Express Library
The LearningExpress Library Database contains access to many online practice tests such as the ACT, SAT, HiSET, GED, law enforcement, real estate licensure, and many more.

Libby App
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free. Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.

Missouri Digital Heritage
Access millions of records from the state library, state archives, and other institutions.

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
Free daily passes to The New York Times digital newspaper. Free 3 day passes to the Wall Street Journal online. Click for detailed instructions on grabbing your passes. Bookmark your library account access page and you can easily renew your pass every day. Passes work for the NYT mobile app, but not for the WSJ app.

NewsBank
Search more than 30 years of St. Louis area history with the St. Louis Post Dispatch Collection.  Coverage from 1988 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full-color image edition. A Brentwood library card is needed to access the site outside the library.

NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

Universal Class
Free continuing education classes.

USA.gov
USA.gov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.

WorldCat
If you have a request for an item that is not in the Municipal Library catalog and is not a new release, you can make an Inter-Library Loan request. Inter-Library Loan requests can take from 2-4 weeks to receive. Please direct all requests by phone at 314-963-8630 or email at anorman@bplmo.org.