Lakeview Branch

Image of Lakeview Branch Library

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.

Up close image of squirrel standing upright.

Born from our love of the Oakland lakeside critters, Hella Damn Squirrels is a collection of photographs and captions describing the squirrels residing around Lake Merritt. Since 2011, our furry little friends' antics have evolved from begging for walnuts to decorating the walls in various local shows including the upcoming exhibit at the Lakeview branch of the Oakland Public Library. Hella Damn Squirrels is photographer Jennifer Hale and walnut-collector Tony Toppano. The duo have been featured in shows at the Grand Lake Café, Mini Bar in SF, Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival, Friday Nights at the OMCA and will be featured again at the Lakeview branch of the Oakland Public Library for the months of May and June. Please follow our posts at or visit us on our Facebook page, or follow our Twitter and Instagram posts (@helladamnsquirrels).

On Display From

Tue, 05/02/2017 - Fri, 06/30/2017

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Event Name Time
Lakeview Library Book Group 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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All Knit 3:30pm
Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Lego Club 3:00pm
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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Family Storytime 10:30am
Oakland ZooMobile 11:00am
Stop the World I Wanna Get Off! 3 Tips to Keep Going and EVEN THRIVE When You Just Wanna Give Up 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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STEM Fun! 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am