Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94610
(510) 238-7344

Branch Hours

12:30pm - 8:00pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm

About the Lakeview Branch

Lakeview has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all age. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on best sellers and Books on Tape and Books on CD. The Books on Tape and Books on CD collection isone of the largest in the branches. The magazine collection is sizeable and there is one Chinese language newspaper.

The branch is equipped with four computers with Internet access for public use.

Meeting Room

Two large wooden tables and chairs, podium, and tv/video/dvd. Capacity: 25 people.

Currently on Exhibit

Hella Damn Squirrels: We live on the banks of Lake Merritt, Oakland, and we rule with fat and fuzzy fists.

Image of exhibit

Born from a love of shooting rodents, Hella Damn Squirrels has amassed a collection of photographs comprised exclusively of the squirrels residing around Lake Merritt.  Since 2011, our furry little pals' demands have evolved from begging for walnuts, to insisting we build their own Facebook page and now they've escaped the gardens at Lake Merritt and have wriggled their way into a photo exhibit at the Lakeshore Library. 

Hella Damn Squirrels is Jennifer Hale, a professional photographer (RI School of Design) and Tony Toppano, a semi-professional squirrel wrangler (self-taught). We shoot photos of the rodents and since we are able to read their minds, we often create quotes based on their thoughts at that time.

Please follow our postings at and our Facebook page under the same name. If Instagram is your thing, our posts can be seen at @helladamnsquirrels.


On Display From

Mon, 02/01/2016 - Mon, 02/29/2016

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
POSTPONED Ed'n'Sted's Funktastic Journey 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Event Name Time
Lakeview Book Club 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Valentine's Paper Craft 11:00am
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am