West Oakland Branch

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Branch Address

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

Branch Hours

11:30am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm

About the West Oakland Branch

West Oakland Branch has approximately 38,000 books, compact discs, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest with a strong emphasis on practical how-to topics and local history.

Special interest collections include the African American nonfiction collection, a small Arabic collection for children and adults, and Spanish language materials for children. 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 and graphic novel collection for all ages.

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

The West Oakland Friends Group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm. 

Every Tuesday from 11:30 to 12:00 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

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Event Name Time
Negro Spirituals: Songs Born in the Wilderness of Slavery in the Ring Shout Ceremony 1:00pm
Let's Be Friends! 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Event Name Time
Free Computer Help! 11:30am
Family Storytime 11:30am
Technology Workshops 5:00pm
Empieza y Administra un Pequeño Negocio 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Event Name Time
Tag Yourself! Graffiti-Tees for Teens 2:30pm
Let's Meet in the 'Zone! 2:30pm
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Event Name Time
Free Computer Help! 1:30pm
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Event Name Time
African American Quilt Guild of Oakland Monthly Meeting 1:00pm