Starting on February 18, all library communications, including hold notices, courtesy notices and bills, will be sent in emails. Please keep your email address updated with us in order to receive messages from the library promptly.
Call or visit the library
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.
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.
For other issues, please send your comment to us via e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message, please include:
- Your comment
- The name of the library branch or unit that you usually use
- Your postal zip code
Please let us know if you would like us to send you a response. If you do want a response, include your name, address and phone number in your e-mail message. Also, please be sure to add any e-mail from "oaklandlibrary.org" to your Friendly E-mail/Approved Senders list to ensure that you receive a confirmation e-mail and an answer to your submitted question.