Rockridge Branch

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Branch Address

5366 College Avenue
Oakland, CA  94618
(510) 597-5017

Branch Hours

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

About the Rockridge Branch

Rockridge Branch has approximately 75,000 books, compact disks, DVDs, audio books, video games, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on practical how-to topics and fiction. Rockridge also offers popular children's and teen collections.

The branch features 12 computers for public use with internet access and printing capability as well as 5 laptops for in-house use by the public.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has a capacity of 47 people per side or 94 for the entire room. Each room has 4 folding/rolling tables, each seating 4-6 people. Room 2 has a projection screen (no projector) and a wall-mounted white board. Room 1 has small sink.

Currently on Exhibit

Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the Surface is an exploration by local artist Caroline Stern and wildlife photographer Elaine Miller Bond. Caroline’s paintings are inspired by color poems from a work-in-progress by Susan Kolodny. Elaine’s photos provide intimate glimpses into the lives of wild animals and showcase her recent travels to Guatemala, Panama, Colorado, and South Dakota. 

Join us for an opening celebration Tuesday, September 18 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm. Susan Kolodny will read poetry at 7pm.

About the Artists:

Elaine Miller Bond is an author/photographer whose book credits include: Running WildLiving Wild, and (forthcoming) Wild Colors of the West. Her animal photos have appeared on Discovery Channel and have been published in The American NaturalistThe Washington Post, and Science. Website:

Caroline Stern is a local Rockridge artist. She has a studio on Claremont Avenue called Deco Art. She has been painting homes, murals, and businesses in Rockridge and Oakland since 1990. She is a decorative artist, mural painter, and teacher, who loves to host art shows in her studio for our community. Please visit

Susan Kolodny received her MFA in Poetry from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, and in several other journals and  many anthologies, and has been featured on American Life in Poetry and Poetry Daily. Her most recent collection, Preserve, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. 




On Display From

Sat, 09/01/2018 - Sat, 09/29/2018

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Event Name Time
Chess Club 3:30pm
Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Event Name Time
Toddler Story Time 10:30am
Preschool Story Time 10:30am
Teen 'Scape Program 3:30pm
Homework Club 4:00pm
Friday, October 5th, 2018
Event Name Time
eBook Help 2:00pm
Teen 'Scape Program 3:30pm
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Event Name Time
Family Story Time 10:30am
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Event Name Time
Teen 'Scape Program 3:30pm
Homework Club 4:00pm