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.
Support the Library
There are many ways to stay connected and involved with YOUR Oakland Public Library.
Stay informed by signing up for OPL's e-mail newsletter. Be the first to know about library news and events. It's easy and you can unsubscribe anytime.
Join the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Oakland Public Library. The Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) has over 800 members and operates The Bookmark Bookstore in Old Oakland. FOPL makes annual grants for programs and projects for the entire Oakland Public Library system. Visit www.fopl.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Many branches have a Branch friends group. Ask at your branch.
Library volunteers assist staff in many ways, including tutoring adult literacy students, serving as computer docents, answering informational questions, reading to preschool children, etc. Volunteers should be at least 14 years old.