Oakland History Room
As of September, 2014, the Oakland History Room has changed some policies. Click here to read the policy change.
Branch Address125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
About the Oakland History Room
The Oakland History Room is an important center for the study of the history and current development of the East Bay. Its collection contains a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Oakland and the larger Bay Area, including books, magazines, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, sheet music, trade catalogs, and scrapbooks.
Currently on Exhibit
The Oakland History Room has an interesting collection of panoramic photographs depicting various aspects of life in Oakland. The new display, “Oakland Panoramas,” will feature images of industries, schools, real estate developments and the changing cityscape. The exhibit will be located on the second floor of the Main Library.