West Oakland Branch

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Branch Address

1801 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 238-7352

Branch Hours

11:30am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm

About the West Oakland Branch

West Oakland Branch has approximately 38,000 books, compact discs, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest with a strong emphasis on practical how-to topics and local history.

Special interest collections include the African American nonfiction collection, a small Arabic collection for children and adults, and Spanish language materials for children. West Oakland has an extensive children's section focused on providing early literacy materials to children and their parents, as well as a growing teen collection and graphic novel collection for all ages.

The branch is equipped with six computers with Internet access available for public use and a study room that can be reserved 3 months in advance.

The West Oakland Friends Group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm. 

Every Tuesday from 11:30 to 12:00 the Children's Librarian leads family storytime, followed by free play.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has 120 seats and a capacity of 189 people. The meeting room area includes collapsible tables and a large stage. Limited kitchen facilities are available.

Currently on Exhibit

No Boss: West Oakland and Legacies of Self Determination

Photo of service workers at Mandela Foods Cooperative

With a focus on the unique contribution of the West Oakland Cooperative Movement, this exhibit will display and discuss the material culture emblematic of worker cooperatives in the Bay Area. Curated by Mandela Foods Cooperative. 

On Display From

Mon, 05/01/2017 - Wed, 05/31/2017

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Event Name Time
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs 11:30am
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Event Name Time
Computer Help 11:00am
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Event Name Time
Digital Storytelling Workshop 9:00am
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Event Name Time
Digital Storytelling Workshop 9:00am
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:30am
Computer Help 4:00pm
Family Movie Night 5:00pm
Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Event Name Time
Barnyard Pals 10:00am
Computer Help 11:00am
Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Event Name Time
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs 11:30am