Lakeview Branch

Image of Lakeview Branch Library

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

Alan Leon: Landscape + Architecture + Calligraphy --- a Survey

Photo of Alan Leon and Temescal Public Art

The April Lakeview Art Exhibit features A Survey of Landscape + Architecture + Caligraphy by painter, Alan Leon. These works are in watercolor, acrylic and ink and include pieces from seven different series of work over the last 25 years.

Alan Leon is a lover of form, color, and observation. He is a yoga insructor and a public artist/muraist. In 2011 and 2012 he created the murals, Temescal Flows, on the highway structures near 52nd Street and Shattuck Avenue.

Mr. Leon's colorful and lyrical work is always a favorite of Lakeview patrons. You can see more of Mr. Leon's work on his website:


Join Alan Leon and his friends and fellow art lovers for a Reception in the Lakeview Meeting Room, on Saturday, May 23rd from 2:00-4:00!



On Display From

Thu, 04/02/2015 - Sat, 05/23/2015

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Lego Club 3:00pm
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Bubble Party 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:10am
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, July 18th, 2015
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Little Explorers Petting Zoo 11:00am