Contact Information

General info available at (510) 238-3134 or eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org.

Remote Access

Electronic resources

WiFi hotspots available near library doors. Mobile printing service also available.

More information available here.

Online catalog

Catalog available here.

Library Services

Walk-in service

Closed during pandemic.

Curbside/front door service

Sidewalk service available during limited hours. More information available here.


Most materials are checked out for three weeks and can be renewed three times unless someone puts a hold on them. There are no overdue fees, but you will be charged the replacement fee once an item goes over 30 days late.

Programs & Events

Virtual programs

Events can be found here.

On site programs

The 81st Ave. branch offers a free meal pick-up on a first-come, first-served basis at noon every Mon, Wed, and Friday, donated by World Central Kitchen and prepared by local restaurants. There are no eligibility requirements.