We apologize for the recent disruption of service, and are pleased to report that the power has been restored to the Main Library. All locations have resumed normal operations. We appreciate the community's support and patience over the past few days.
AARP Tax Aide
The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents during the 2017 tax season.
Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns Every Friday starting February 10, 2017 through April 14, 2017.
PATRONS WILL BE SEEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO GET REGISTERED. WE DO NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS.
Be sure to bring copies of federal and state tax returns for last year, all materials pertaining to your 2016 income and a picture ID. Come with your spouse if filing jointly. YOU MUST BRING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD. For more details about important documents to include visit the AARP Tax Aide page.
Due to severe budget cuts, the IRS is no longer providing libraries with a large selection of paper tax forms and instructions. If you need tax forms, you can either download them from the IRS website, or visit the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1301 Clay Street in downtown Oakland. The Taxpayer Assistance Center is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.