Asian Branch

Asian Branch hours starting April 1, 2019: 

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

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Branch Address

388 9th St.
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

Click here to learn more about the history of Asian Branch.

The Asian Branch Library is unique among public library branches in the United States as it houses four Asian language collections. The language collections are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. 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

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Event Name Time
Sewing Lab 10:30am
Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Upcycle Tote Bag for Teens 3:00pm
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Family Storytime 11:00am
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Sewing Lab 1:00pm
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Teen Game Day! 3:00pm
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Sewing Lab 10:30am
Friday, April 12th, 2019
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National Poetry Month Contest for Teens: Collage Poetry 2:30pm
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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Family Storytime 11:00am
Día Celebration with Mariela Herrera 11:00am