West Oakland Branch

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Branch Address

1801 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 238-7352

Branch Hours

Monday: 
10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday: 
10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 
10:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday: 
Closed

About the West Oakland Branch

West Oakland Branch has approximately 27,500 books, compact discs, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Ciculating materials are largely of popular interest.

Special interest collections include the African American nonfiction collection, a small Veteran's collection, a small Arabic collection for children and adults, and Spanish-language materials for children. The children's side includes a small Chines and Franch picture book collection. West Oakland has an extensive children's section focused on providing early literacy materials to children and their parents, as well as a growing teen collection. West Oakland also has graphic novel collections for adults, teens, and children, and a large print collection. A toy lending library for children 0-5 is housed at this location.

The branch is equipped with six computers with internet access available for public use and a study room that can be reserved three (3) months in advance.

The West Oakland Friends Group meets the third (3rd) Saturday of every month from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

Every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:00pm the Children's Librarian leads family storytime, followed by free play.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has 120 seats and a capacity of 189 people. The meeting room area includes collapsible tables and a large stage. Limited kitchen facilities are available.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:30am
Free Computer Help! 11:30am
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Event Name Time
Tenants: Know Your Rights! 10:00am
Free Computer Help! 1:30pm
Get Crafty with Making Your Own Stickers! 3:00pm
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Event Name Time
MPACT: Dance Class for Kids 10:30am
Where is Home?: A Community Town Hall on the Housing History and Future of Oakland's Black Residents 12:00pm
Super Smash Bros Preliminary Tournament! 2:00pm
Let's Be Friends! 3:00pm
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:30am