Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

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

Branch Hours

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

About the Lakeview Branch

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

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

Meeting Room

Two large wooden tables and chairs, podium, and tv/video/dvd. Capacity: 25 people.

Currently on Exhibit

Architectural Design Drawings: Examples of Communication Devices for Environmental Problem Solving by William Pierce Coburn

Study #1 by Architect, William Pierce Coburn

For the months of November and December, William Pierce Coburn presents an exhibition of 20 design drawings illustrating solutions to design problems over a span of 30 years.

Mr. Coburn, a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design and a veteran of many experiences in Oakland neighborhoods, has had a design practice for many years. He is based in West Oakland.  These sketches and design drawings illustrate the commitments people continue to make as they invest in Oakland and its environs.


On Display From

Tue, 11/04/2014 - Tue, 12/30/2014

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Friday, January 9th, 2015
Event Name Time
Lego Club 3:00pm
Saturday, January 10th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Re-Create Workshops 2:00pm
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Event Name Time
Lakeview Book Club: Private Life by Jane Smiley 6:30am
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am