Starting October 6th, we will no longer mail hold pick/cancellation notices. In order to receive information about your holds, please log in to Your Library Account and make sure we have your current email address or phone number. Thank you for your cooperation.
Most library materials are checked out for 3 weeks.
You may renew most items one time unless someone else has placed a hold on that item. Once you have returned an item, you must wait one day before checking the same item out again.
You may have a total of 40 items checked out at any one time. Within that total, the number of any particular type of items may be limited, depending on type of material, subject, and local demand.
If your fines surpass $12.50, you will not be able to check out or place holds on any items.
E-books and other digital materials have borrowing limits dependent upon platform.
New patrons will initially be limited to a total of two items checked out at any one time.
Status will be changed from new when all items have been returned on time and there is a balance of $5.00 or less in charges on the account.
Returning Library Materials
All circulating Library materials, except tools, may be returned to any branch or book drop of the Oakland Public Library.
Materials returned to other public library systems are not considered returned until they are checked in by the Oakland Public Library. Fines will be charged for overdue items.