Catalogs & Databases

Print and Media Catalogs:

  • The Library Catalog –  Search the 75 BCCLS libraries for books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials. Includes downloadable audiobooks and ebooks. Please make sure your device is compatible with the format that you choose.
  • JerseyCat – Search participating libraries in the state of New Jersey for books, audiobooks, videos, cds, and other library materials that are not available in Bergen County.

Downloadable Books and Music:

  • eBCCLS – A direct link to BCCLS’ downloadable ebook and eaudiobook collection.
  • Naxos Music Library – Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world’s largest online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more than 35,000 CDs with more than 500,000 tracks.
    Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.
  • Naxos Spoken Word Library – The online Naxos Spoken Word Library comprises one of the most comprehensive collections of classic audiobook material available online.
    Naxos AudioBooks is a leading spoken word label, producing some 30 new titles a year and concentrating largely on literary classics and educational themes. The library offers Naxos AudioBooks’ full range of recordings, many of which can also be followed with the texts on screen.


  • GlassDoor  is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent. Through it job seekers can access a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos and more. Information is posted anonymously by current and former employees. Glassdoor is also available on the iOS and Android mobile platforms.
  • JerseyClicks – These databases, offered through the state of New Jersey, allow access to reliable information that is not freely available on the Internet. Through JerseyClicks you have access to the complete and authoritative text of thousands of magazines, journals, books and transcripts. JerseyClicks allows you to search INFOTRAC’s Custom Newspapers, Informé, and Facts on File all at once.
    • Reference USA – ReferenceUSA is a leading provider in business and consumer research. Offering a full-service platform, ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Reference USA database selections and real-time access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. new homeowners. ReferenceUSA’s quality information helps entrepreneurs, researchers, students, and job-seekers.
  • BCCLS databases are accessible in the library and at home (you will need to enter your library card number), and cover a variety of subjects.  These databases are appropriate for people of all ages, and are searchable by periodical or source title.
    • Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator – This database, provided through the BTOP initiative, provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels. Its services range from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to retrieving available jobs in our area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. This database is a great addition to any job search.
    • EBSCO – Offers 14 encyclopedic and subject-specific databases with focuses ranging from health, to education, to consumer information. Especially useful for those searches that require the use of peer-reviewed articles.
    • INFORME – Revistas en Español (Magazines in Spanish)
    • National and International Newspapers – Offers access to custom newspapers, as well as literary criticism and extensive biographical information.
    • PROQUEST – Provides access to the Historical New York Times, with articles, going back to 1851. Also provides articles from other major American newspapers.