Rockridge Branch

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Branch Address

5366 College Avenue
Oakland, CA  94618
(510) 597-5017

Branch Hours

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

About the Rockridge Branch

Rockridge Branch has approximately 75,000 books, compact disks, DVDs, audio books, video games, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on practical how-to topics and fiction. Rockridge also offers popular children's and teen collections.

The branch features 12 computers for public use with internet access and printing capability as well as 5 laptops for in-house use by the public.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 47 people per side or 94 for the entire room. Each room has 4 folding/rolling tables, each seating 4-6 people. Room 2 has a projection screen (no projector) and a wall-mounted white board. Room 1 has small sink. A television with DVD player (no TV reception) is available with advance notice.

Currently on Exhibit

Botanical Art by Sally Petru

Illustration of Calla lilies

An exhibit of botanical art by Sally Petru, a local artist specializing in the illustration of plants will be on display throughout the month of April. Ms. Petru's body of work is done largely in watercolor though she occasionally uses pastel to create larger, looser and more colorful images. Both are featured in this exhibit.

Sally began the study of botanical illustration in 1999 through small group classes, receiving a certificate in botanical art from Filoli in Woodside. Her interest in the cross section of plants and the arts began in the 1970’s, inspired by the work of Henry Evans, a linocut artist.  Her appreciation for plants was solidified with a degree in landscape architecture from UC Davis. Sally is the founding President of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists, now serving on the board of the national organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists. She teaches, exhibits primarily in the Bay Area, and is featured in several local shops. For more information go to her website,

On Display From

Wed, 04/01/2015 - Thu, 04/30/2015

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Event Name Time
Free Computer Help Available 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Free Computer Help Available 4:30pm
Lawyers in the Library 5:00pm
Kamishibai - Japanese Paper Theater 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Event Name Time
Teen 'Scape 2:00pm
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Event Name Time
Preschool Storytime 10:30am
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Bike to Books: Resources for Family Riding with Bike East Bay 11:00am
Free Computer Help Available 1:00pm