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

Black, White, and Colored

Mash up drawing of Islah and Oscar

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) and Oakland Public Library West Oakland branch are proud to announce a showcase of dynamic art from a few of RPSC's youth interns of 2016-2017. In "Black, White, and Colored" both artists focus on representing characters and portraits. You won't want to miss these premiere of talented youth. Islah Zareef-Mustafa is a 16 year old artist from Oakland California. The mediums she works with are watercolor, pencil, pen, and color pencils. She draws a lot of portraits.  Oscar Almaguer is a young aspiring artist that lives in Oakland. His medium is pen and pencil. He in the eleventh grade and attends Metwest Highschool. A reception will take place in the West Oakland Library's TeenZone on Saturday July 8th from 4 - 5pm. 


On Display From

Sat, 07/01/2017 - Mon, 07/31/2017

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Event Name Time
African American Quilt Guild Monthly Meeting 1:00pm
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:30am
Computer Help 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Event Name Time
Let's Meet in the 'Zone! 3:30pm
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Event Name Time
Computer Help 11:00am
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:30am
Computer Help 4:00pm
Lawyers in the Library 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Event Name Time
PAWS to Read with BARK Therapy Dogs 3:00pm
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Event Name Time
Computer Help 11:00am