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Learn more about how Your Library is serving educators and students during COVID-19.


You can draw, color, paint or collage your portrait using whatever materials you have around the house. 

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16 locations are available for no-contact sidewalk pickup service and mobile printing. Indoor areas remain closed.

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We look forward to the day in which we will reopen our buildings to the public. Staff training, supply procurement, and modifying safety protocols and library services are all underway. Indoor areas will remain closed until these plans are in place and our buildings can reopen safely. 

COVID-19 East Bay Community Archive

We are living in unprecedented times due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We want to hear your stories and preserve this moment in time.

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Looking for something great to read? Fill out this form and let one of our amazing librarians do the work for you!

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Now, anyone who lives or works in Alameda County can be tested for FREE at any of Oakland’s testing sites. Ahora cualquier persona que viva o trabaje en el Condado de Alameda puede hacerse la prueba GRATUITAMENTE en cualquier de los sitios de prueba en Oakland.

Lawyers in the Library

In a one-on-one appointment, lawyers can answer questions on most legal topics. If legal help is required, people are referred to  other agencies. 

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The Lawyers in the Library program is a free information and referral program held at different libraries and staffed by volunteer lawyers.

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