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For general information about the Oakland Public Library, call the Main Library Information Desk at (510) 238-3134.

For the address or phone number of one of our sixteen branches, visit our Locations & Hours page.


OPL produces a monthly newsletter that highlights our major upcoming events. Please visit to sign up.  We will not share your email address with any other entity. 

Other Comments

To find contact information for a member of the Oakland Public Library administration, visit our Library Administration page.

To suggest that the library purchase a book or other item for our collection, follow the steps outlined on our Suggest a Purchase page.

Find out how to ask a librarian a question here.  

For other issues, please send your comment to us via e-mail addressed to In your message, please include:

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