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

Pipi Ray Diamond: Modern Pet Photography

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Pipi Ray Diamond is an Oakland photographer working exclusively with pets and the people that love them. This display showcases her 2015 project on LGBT families and their pets as well as humorous and inspirational pet photos, her work at the Oakland city shelter and a special chicken portrait.


Join the artist for a reception at 2PM, on May 7th. There will be light snacks and you'll get to meet some of the models and find out more about pet photography.

On Display From

Tue, 05/03/2016 - Thu, 06/30/2016

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Event Name Time
Friends of the Lakeview Library Book Sale 11:00am
Dance with Destiny Arts Center 11:00am
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Wear Your Words (for Teens) 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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All Knit 3:30pm
Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Lego Club 3:00pm
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Open Studio - Build 11:00am
Third Saturday Chess 1:00pm