Lakeview Branch

Image of Lakeview Branch Library

Branch Address

550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94610
(510) 238-7344

Branch Hours

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

About the Lakeview Branch

Lakeview has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on best sellers and Books on CD. The Books on CD collection is one of the largest in the branches. The magazine collection is sizeable and there is one Chinese language newspaper. Lakeview has Spanish-language materials for adults and children.

The branch is equipped with four computers with Internet access for public use and a scanner.

Note: this library branch does not have a public restroom.

Meeting Room

Two large wooden tables, chairs and a podium. Capacity: 25 people. Part of the library collection is in the meeting room and needs to be accessed by staff.

Currently on Exhibit

Vincent Academy Student Artwork


This Fall, 4th and 5th grade artists at Vincent Academy, an elementary charter school in West Oakland, studied the artwork of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. They explored her abstract paintings, and her famous polka-dot installations that reimagine objects and spaces. Throughout their exploration of Kusama’s artwork, students created individual and collaborative abstract paintings using shapes and colors, they collaborated on large shape pattern paintings, created wearables like her polka-dot mannequins, and even painted some furniture in the art room like her famous installations. We are honored and excited to share their exploration of Yayoi Kusama's artwork. Paintings will be on display from November 2nd to December 28th.  Please join us November 5th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm for a small reception for the young artists.

On Display From

Sat, 11/02/2019 - Sat, 12/28/2019

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Hiking the Camino de Santiago 1:00pm
Friends of the Lakeview Library Meeting 2:30pm
Monday, December 9th, 2019
Event Name Time
RJOY Elder Circle 1:00pm
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Event Name Time
Snowflake Making Workshop for Teens 4:30pm
Lawyers in the Library 5:30pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am