Golden Gate Branch

Starting September 14th, 2013, Golden Gate Branch will be open Monday through Friday instead of Tuesday through Saturday. Click here for more information about the schedule changes.

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Branch Address

5606 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA  94608
(510) 597-5023

Branch Hours

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

About the Golden Gate Branch

Golden Gate has a collection of approximately 35,000 items. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest with a strong emphasis on fiction and jazz music. (Golden Gate is well known for its Golden Gate Friends sponsored Summer Jazz on Sundays series. The African American collection is one of the largest branch collections in the system.

Special-interest collections include a small Performing Art Collection (including storytelling, reader's theatre, puppetry, and drama), and a collection of Chess "how-to" books for all ages. The East Indian collection includes books for adults and children in Hindi and Punjabi, DVDs of Hindi cinema ("Bollywood"), and CDs of many genres of classical, folk, and pop music from India.

The branch is equipped with thirteen (13) computers with Internet access and word processing available for public use.

Meeting Room

The branch meeting room has a capacity of 50 people.

Currently on Exhibit

Where Is Klinkner?


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Find a piece of history in the library! Cultural researcher and artist Sue Mark (marksearch.org) installs a series of hand-printed bookmarks throughout the Golden Gate Library’s book collection.  The bookmarks unearth tantalizing clues about Charles Klinkner (1853-1893), one of the Golden Gate area early developers, a man that many loved to hate. Funded and supported by the City of Oakland and Kala Art Institute’s PRINT PUBLIC (http://www.lala.or/print_public/

 

On Display From

Mon, 07/07/2014 - Sun, 08/31/2014

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Event Name Time
Preschool Storytime 10:15am
Baby Bounce 11:15am
Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Event Name Time
Jazz on Sundays 3:00pm
Monday, August 18th, 2014
Event Name Time
Poetry Writing Workshop with Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Event Name Time
Preschool Storytime 10:15am
Baby Bounce 11:15am
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Event Name Time
Let's Meet in the 'Zone! 3:30pm
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Event Name Time
Jazz on Sundays 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Event Name Time
Preschool Storytime 10:15am
Baby Bounce 11:15am