César E. Chávez Branch

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Branch Address

3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271
Oakland, CA  94601
(510) 535-5620

Branch Hours

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

About the César E. Chávez Branch

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Chavez Branch has approximately 56,000 books, CDs, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all ages.

Our Spanish language collection is the largest of the system, with 18,500 circulating Spanish items. Also of popular interest is our Chicano reference and circulating collection. Chavez also has small Vietnamese and Chinese Adult collections.

The branch is equipped with sixteen (16) computers with Internet access for public use, and two (2) additional internet-only express stations.

Chavez Branch also has a Seed Lending Library. The Cesar Chavez Seed Library is a free urban seed project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by means of education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. Anyone is welcome to come in and check-out seeds. No library card is needed, just sign-out for them. We then ask that you let some go to seed after planting them and return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow. The best part is that there are no fines if you are unable to return the seeds!

Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 50 people. Tables, chairs, and a pull-down screen are available.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Event Name Time
Abogados en la Biblioteca - Lawyers in the Library 4:30pm
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Event Name Time
Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos para toda la familia 11:00am
Free Summer Lunch for Kids & Teens! 12:30pm
Chavez GameZone 3:00pm
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Event Name Time
Free Summer Lunch for Kids & Teens! 12:30pm
ESL Conversation Club / Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) Club de Conversación 4:00pm
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Event Name Time
Free Summer Lunch for Kids & Teens! 12:30pm
Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Event Name Time
Chavez Teen Advisory Group 11:00am
Open Studio: Build 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Event Name Time
Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos para toda la familia 11:00am