Online Resources

Library Catalog

To find materials in our collections, you can search online in our new Encore Catalog or our Classic Catalog. For help using the new Encore catalog, please review these Encore search tips.

Electronic Databases

The Oakland Public Library subscribes to a large number of online databases to help you find specialized information online. Most databases require a library card and PIN number for access. You can browse the list of library databases at our Articles & Databases page.

Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks

Oakland Public Library cardholders can download e-Books and Audiobooks from the convenience of their homes through the Oakland e-Port. Books can be read on a wide variety of devices including the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, and Apple iPad. Learn more about getting started with the Oakland Library e-Port here, or visit the e-Port directly.

Research Guides

Oakland Public Library librarians have created a number of subject guides to help you get started with your online research: