Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94610
(510) 238-7344

Branch Hours

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

About the Lakeview Branch

Lakeview has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on best sellers and Books on CD. The Books on CD collection is one of the largest in the branches. The magazine collection is sizeable and there is one Chinese language newspaper. Lakeview has Spanish-language materials for adults and children.

The branch is equipped with four computers with Internet access for public use and a scanner.

Note: this library branch does not have a public restroom.

Meeting Room

Two large wooden tables, chairs and a podium. Capacity: 25 people. Part of the library collection is in the meeting room and needs to be accessed by staff.

Currently on Exhibit

Collage-A-Thon by Victoria Bochat


Come to the beautiful Lakeview branch library in March and April to view the gorgeous collages and montages by Victoria Bochat

Collages are hand tinted and hand cut using vintage images, mixed with other sourced ephemera, pasted and sealed with archival varnish sealer. These original, hand crafted collages are mounted on canvas boards and stretched canvases.


What better occupation than to collect scraps and tidbits I find interesting and amusing, then combine to create whimsical collages?! I love vintage graphics, images, numbers, letters, photographs, postcards, tickets, pieces of this, that and assorted flotsam and jetsam. I totally enjoy creating these silly, paper on canvas assemblages and hope you will enjoy them as well.

I have worked as an interior design consultant, graphic artist, in public relations, special events planning and done some fine arts, tinted photography and created decorative painted furniture.

I live in Oakland Cal. with my husband of 36 years. We are retired and are having lots of jolly fun in our sunny hillside home. We have raised 2 terrific adult children.


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On Display From

Mon, 03/02/2020 - Sat, 04/25/2020

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Event Name Time
CANCELLED: RJOY Elder Circle 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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CANCELLED - Black Out Poetry for Teens 4:30pm
Henna for Adults - #OaklandCounts 6:00pm
Friday, April 10th, 2020
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CANCELLED: Social Media Tutor for Senior Citizens 1:00pm
Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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CANCELLED: Family Yoga 11:30am
CANCELLED: French Conversation Group 2:00pm
Monday, April 13th, 2020
Event Name Time
CANCELLED: RJOY Elder Circle 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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CANCELLED - Pencil Pouch Bookmark for Teens 4:30pm
Lawyers in the Library 5:30pm
Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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Lakeview Spring Chess Tournament 11:00am