Asian Branch

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Branch Address

388 9th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 238-3400

Branch Hours

12:30pm - 8:00pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm

About the Asian Branch

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The Asian Branch Library is unique among public library branches in the United States as it houses eight Asian language collections. The larger language collections are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The smaller collections are Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, and Thai. Additionally, the branch has an Asian Interest collection in English focusing specifically on Asia, Asian heritage, culture, and history, an Asian American Experience collection, and Asian immigrant history.

The branch is equipped with 9 computers with internet access, 5 computers with multilingual interface, and 5 iPads for instructional purposes. Computer and new technology classes are offered in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Event Name Time
LED Origami 3:30pm
Teen Game Day! 3:45pm
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Event Name Time
Free Computer Help Available 10:30am
Family Storytime 11:00am
The Asian Branch Library at 40: An Oral History 2:30pm
Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Lion Dance and Martial Arts! 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Chabot Mobile Planetarium Visits Oakland Public Libraries 2:30pm
Teen Game Day! 3:45pm
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Event Name Time
Free Computer Help Available 10:30am