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We've partnered with AARP to offer free tax preparation assistance at selected library from February through April 18th. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns at the Main Library and the Cesar Chavez, Dimond, Eastmont, and Golden Gate Branch Libraries. Visit our tax help page for more details and the schedule of assistance opportunities at each location.

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Get one-on-one help from our librarians with OPL's digital services including eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable music, streaming movies, and more!

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We recently added a new eBook service called Total Boox. We're testing it out for free until March 2016. The services works on most tablets and smart phones.

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Earn an accredited high school diploma and get career training too, in a new service brought to you by the Oakland Public Library and Career Online High School.

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Did you know that you can borrow toys from the library?  Go ahead...place a hold on a toy your child will love!

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Looking for something great to read? Fill out this form and let one of our amazing librarians do the work for you!

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