Contact Us

Call or visit the library

For general information about the Oakland Public Library, call the Main Library Information Desk at (510) 238-3134.

For the address or phone number of one of our sixteen branches, visit our Locations & Hours page.

Other Comments

To find contact information for a member of the Oakland Public Library administration, visit our Library Administration page.

To suggest that the library purchase a book or other item for our collection, follow the steps outlined on our Suggest a Purchase page.

Find out how to ask a librarian a question here.  

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