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  • 13 South Lake Avenue, Bergen, NY 14416

At the Byron-Bergen Public Library, we envision a space that supports intellectual freedom, diversity of thought, and unimpeded pursuit of knowledge. We are steadfast in our commitment to nurturing a space that celebrates curiosity, values diverse narratives, and stands firmly against censorship. In our dedication to this vision, we unwaveringly reject book-banning and uphold the principles of open access, fostering an environment where minds are free to explore, question, and grow, without constraint.


FREE Virtual ResourcesFor Patrons & StudentsFAQs for Educators
Art Collections & Museums
Aquariums & Zoos

• Monterey Bay Aquarium: Live Cameras
• National Aquarium: Live Camera
• Cincinnati Zoo: YouTube Channel
• Explore.org Live Nature Cams: Live Cameras
• Georgia Aquarium: Live Cameras
• Houston Zoo: WebCams
• San Diego Zoo: WebCams
• Smithsonian National Zoo: Live Cameras
• Wildearth, South Africa- Live streaming safaris: Twitch TV

Free College Courses Online

• Carnegie Melon Open Learning
• Future Learn
• Harvard Online: Some courses offered are free while others are not.
• MIT Open Courseware: You will need to navigate site to find the free courses.
• OpenLearn
• Stanford Online: Some courses offered are free while others are not.

National Parks and Gardens

• Bryce Canyon National Park: Video
• Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Video
• Cliffs of Moher: Virtual Tour
• Dry Tortugas National Park: Video
• Hawaii Volcano National Parks: Video
• Kenai Fjords National Park: Video
• National Park Service: National Park Service’s Main Webpage
• Palytime Playlist: Low cost, Donation, and/or Free showing listing of performers.
• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Gallery and Video

DMV Permit Practice Test

NY DMV Permit Practice Test: 12 car tests, 9 motorcycle tests, 11 CDL tests and 3 handbooks available.

Academic Journals & Magazines

Academic OneFile: Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Topics include physical sciences, technology, medicine, social science, the arts, theology, literature and more.

General OneFile: News and periodical articles on wide range of topics. Includes full-text and often include images.

GreenFILE: Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.


Business Insights: Information about companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistics, and in-depth reports.

E-Books -E-Magazines & E-Audiobooks

Overdrive/Libby:  Download eBooks , Digital Magazines and Digital Audiobooks. You can check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks- magazines do not count against your max. check-out.  When your time is up they automatically return themselves. More info down below. There are books only available to Byron-Bergen Library cardholders.  For an online tutorial on how to use Overdrive, click here.

HooplaDownload eAudiobooks, eBooks, eComics and movies.  Simple to use and without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your Library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.

Elementary / Middle / High School

Kids InfoBitsContains over 100 magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Websters Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, charts, and graphs.

Opposing ViewpointsContextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s social issues for middle and high school. Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, and more.


NoveListFull text reviews of more than 155,000 works of fiction. The database also recommends similar titles and authors, provides book discussion guides, and more.

NoveList K-8A fiction database designed for elementary and middle grade students. Full-text reviews are available.


Ancestry NY:  Free access to New York State records for residents of New York. You will need to create a free ancestry.com account. For an Ancestry.com tutorial, click here.


Health Reference Center Academic: Multi-source database providing access to full-text nursing and allied health journals plus InfoTrac’s Health Reference Center.

Movies & Music

Hoopla: Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies and full music albums.  Simple to use and without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.


Genesee County Historic Newspapers:  Early editions of Medina’s newspapers are available on our website.

Gannett Newstand:  Over 85 local and regional full-text newspapers included the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

InfoTrac Newstand: Full-text newspaper database of more than 1,000 newspapers.

New York State Newspapers: Newspapers published in New York State including the Buffalo News, the New York Times, and the New York Post.

NYS Historic Newspapers: Online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect NY’s unique history.


NoveListNon-fiction for pleasure reading titles are included in this collection. So no textbooks or instructional books. Includes extensive nonfiction reading recommendations. May include lexile level, suggested grade level and full text reviews.

NoveList K-8A nonfiction database designed for elementary and middle grade students. May include lexile level, suggested grade level, full text reviews, and read a likes.


Encyclopedia : Encyclopedia with articles linking to further readings, bibliographies, full text articles, and more.

Does the library have resources for educators?

Yes, we have many resources for educators in grades pre-K – 12.  Our collection enhances teacher and student resources already available through the school system.

I’m doing a class project. Can you pull books for my students?

Yes, please email request to byrbgn@nioga.org two weeks before the project. We will do our best to have resources ready and available for your students. In addition to the resources below, many informative online databases are available from our website.

Can you help me pick out books to read in class?

Yes, please email your request to byrbgn@ nioga.org and let us know what grade level, topic, etc. you are interested in and we will send you a list of titles that may be of interest to you.

What types of resources are available for students?

We have books, music, DVDs and other resources to supplement your educational materials.