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For information about the Oakland Public Library during the COVID-19 closure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information about the Oakland Public Library, call the Main Library Information Desk at (510) 238-3134. We also have a chat option during select weekday hours (10 AM - 3 PM); look for the "Need Help" button at the lower right side of our website.
For the address or phone number of one of our sixteen branches, visit our Locations & Hours page.
OPL produces a monthly newsletter that highlights our major upcoming events. Please visit www.oaklandlibrary.org/newsletter to sign up. We will not share your email address with any other entity.
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Please send your comment to us via e-mail addressed to email@example.com. In your message, please include:
- Your comment or question
- The name of the library branch or unit that you usually use
- Your postal zip code
Find out how to ask a librarian a question here.
To suggest that the library purchase a book or other item for our collection, follow the steps outlined on our Suggest a Purchase page.
Looking for something great to read? Receive a customized reading list from one of our librarians by taking advantage of our Book Me service.
To find contact information for a member of the Oakland Public Library administration, visit our Library Administration page.
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