The Oakland Public Library will receive $3.8 million in infrastructure grants to support critical maintenance and repair projects, library officials recently announced.

The African American Museum and Library at Oakland will receive $1,689,314, and Brookfield Branch Library will receive $2,148,333 from the California State Library’s Building Forward Library Infrastructure Grant Program.

The grant approved for the African American Museum and Library at Oakland will be used for improvements to the fire suppression and security systems, to install new a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, upgrade electrical panels and service and repair historic windows, the roof and drainage, officials said.

The Brookfield Branch Library is located at 9255 Edes Ave. in Oakland. The facility is receiving more than $2.1 million in grant money. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Public Library)

The grant approved for the Brookfield Branch Library will be used to repair and replace damaged siding, walls, insulation and roof, install a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, replace windows and sewer lines to make additional repairs.

The projects will be managed by the City of Oakland and the Office of Public Works.

Grant work on the projects must be completed by March 31, 2026.