Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.
The Oakland Public Library will be celebrated locally and nationally as an indispensable partner in transforming lives.
The Oakland Public Library values:
- Responsive Service
The Oakland Public Library is a part of the City of Oakland in California and has been in existence since 1878. We have:
a Main Library
16 branch libraries
the Second Start Adult Literacy Program
the Tool Lending Library
the African-American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO).
the Oakland History Center
We offer many other services for residents of Oakland and California.
We get support from a lively Friends of the Library group and by the Library Advisory Commission. We also have local Library Friends groups around the city.