Library Services

2020 Bonar Street, Room 129, Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510.644.4895 | Fax: 510.644.8933
Becca Todd, District Library Coordinator

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Click on Berkeley School Libraries to visit each school’s library.

Our school libraries are bustling centers of learning, cultivating an appreciation for literature and fostering development of research skills and information literacy. Thanks to the support of the Berkeley community and the Berkeley Schools Excellence Project (BSEP), there is funding for library staffing and resources in every BUSD public school. Check us out!

Digital Citizenship

Cyber Savvy resources are provided to help students, families and the whole school community be safe and ethical in the digital world. Common Sense Media has extensive resources for educators and for families.

Looking for recommended literature?

The Berkeley Public Library maintains book lists K-8 , themed book lists for all ages and direct links to award winning titles. Our local bookstores are also great places to pick up books to add to your permanent home library collection; IndieBound provides some of their recommendations.

The International Children’s Digital Library is a delightful online library of children’s books in many languages.

Every year, students throughout California vote on the best book through the California Young Reader Medal program.

Literature Links from the California Department of Education provides recommended literature databases in many genres and subject matters.

STAR reading lists are based on your child’s score on the California English-Language Arts Standards Test.

Books grouped by “reading level” can be found here and also using the links listed below.

NEW!    Leveled Reading Suggestions!

Kindergarten  1st  2nd  3rd   4th  5th  *

Interested in supporting BUSD’s Libraries?

Join the Friends of BUSD Libraries! It’s fun, free and oh-so-rewarding. Even if you can’t come to a meeting, we’d love to have your input. Check us out online.