We apologize for the recent disruption of service, and are pleased to report that the power has been restored to the Main Library. We have returned to our normal Monday schedule: the Main Library and Brookfield and Eastmont Branches are now open. All other locations will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 23. We appreciate the community's support and patience over the past few days.
Tax Assistance Program
The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at selected libraries during the 2017 tax season.
Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 3rd 2018* and April 16th, 2018.
PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO SENIORS.
Be sure to bring copies of federal and state tax returns for last year, all materials pertaining to your 2017 income, a picture ID and your Social Security card. Come with your spouse if filing jointly.
Due to severe budget cuts, the IRS is no longer providing libraries with a large selection of paper tax forms and instructions. If you need tax forms, you can either download them from the IRS website, or visit the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1301 Clay Street in downtown Oakland. The Taxpayer Assistance Center is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
Locations and Times for Tax Assistance
The Oakland Public Library will be closed and tax assistance will not be available on the following dates:
Monday, February 12 (Lincoln's Birthday)
Monday, February 19 (Presidents' Day)
Oakland Main Library, Bradley Walters Community Room, 125 14th Street, 238-3134
- Mondays, 10am - 3pm
- Wednesdays, 12 - 4pm
- Saturdays, 10am - 3pm
No advance appointments; arrive early to sign up for a time slot
César E. Chávez Branch, 3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271, 535-5620
- Thursdays, 10am - 2:30pm
- Fridays, 12 - 3:30pm
Bilingual Spanish/English. Call for an appointment. Some walk-ins may be accepted; call for information.
Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, 482-7844
- Thursdays, 10:30am - 2:30pm
- Saturdays, 10:30am - 2:30pm *Dimond Saturday help starts Feb 10th
Call for an appointment.
Eastmont Branch, 7200 Bancroft Avenue, 615-5726
- Fridays 12 - 4:30pm
Call for an appointment. Some walk-ins may be accepted; call for information.
Golden Gate Branch, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, 597-5023
- Wednesdays, 10am - 3:30pm
Call for an appointment.
Upcoming Tax Assistance Opportunities
|Saturday, April 7th||10:00am - 3:00pm||Tax Help at Main Library|
|Saturday, April 7th||10:30am - 2:30pm||Tax Help at Dimond Branch|
|Monday, April 9th||10:00am - 3:00pm||Tax Help at Main Library|
|Wednesday, April 11th||10:00am - 3:30pm||Tax Help at Golden Gate Branch|
|Wednesday, April 11th||12:00pm - 4:00pm||Tax Help at Main Library|
|Thursday, April 12th||10:30am - 2:30pm||Tax Help at Dimond Branch|
|Saturday, April 14th||10:00am - 3:00pm||Tax Help at Main Library|
|Saturday, April 14th||10:30am - 2:30pm||Tax Help at Dimond Branch|