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

Friday, September 29th, 2017
Event Name Time
BANANAS Playgroup! 12:00pm
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Event Name Time
WO to WA: West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:30am
Computer Help 4:00pm
Lawyers in the Library 5:00pm
Poetry in the Griot Tradition: Oakland and West African Poets in Dialogue 5:00pm
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Event Name Time
Computer Help 11:00am
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Event Name Time
BANANAS Playgroup! 12:00pm
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Event Name Time
Veterans Town Hall 10:30am
WO to WA: West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange 1:00pm