Starting on February 18, all library communications, including hold notices, courtesy notices and bills, will be sent in emails. Please keep your email address updated with us in order to receive messages from the library promptly.
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.
Oakland Public Library librarians have created a number of subject guides to help you get started with your online research:
- Affordable Care Act/Covered California
- Job Search Resources
- Family History and Genealogy
- Business Information Online
- Information for Buying a Car
- Government Information