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About the Library
Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.
The Oakland Public Library will be celebrated locally and nationally as an indispensable partner in transforming lives.
The Oakland Public Library values...
- Responsive Service
The Oakland Public Library is a part of the City of Oakland in California and has been in existence since 1878. Our locations currently include 16 branches, a Main Library, a Second Start Adult Literacy Program, the Oakland Tool Lending Library, and the African-American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO). We also offer many other special services for residents of Oakland and California.
To learn more about the programs and services offered by the Oakland Public Library, take a look at our 2017-18 Annual Report.
Find past reports here: