It's Your Library—Online

The Oakland Public Library is thrilled to announce that we are moving to a new website. You can visit the new site starting today.

The Oakland Public Library is thrilled to announce that we are moving to a new website. You can visit the new site starting today. The Library’s current website and catalog will remain active until we move to the new platform on November 8. 

Here are some of the features we're most excited about: 

  • Our new website is mobile friendly and easy to use on any device.   

  • You can search the catalog, website, FAQs, or events 

  • When you search the catalog, “smart search” makes it just like searching the web—enter just what you're looking for and find it quickly. 

  • Our new header navigation is intuitive and based on natural language. Look for books, movies, and other content under Read Listen Watch, stuff for kids under Grow & Play, things to do under See & Do, and things you can learn under Learn. 

  • You can use geolocation to find the library that’s closest to you, or see a list of all locations. 

  • We’ve made expanded presences for our special collection locations: Oakland History Center, Oakland Tool Lending Library, and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. 

  • Filter events by date, location, type, who's going, or language to see a custom list, or search for the event you want. 

  • Find answers to your questions easily by searching or browsing our FAQs. 

  • In the new catalog, you can:   

    • Rate and review items  

    • Make lists for yourself or to share  

    • Set up custom shelves to keep track of your reading  

    • Follow other users, including Oakland Public Library staff! 

We've made this video to help you learn how to navigate our new site.

Once you make it over there, make sure you check out the It's Your Library section on the homepage to learn how to use some of the features our new site offers.

Ready to try it out? Head over to the new website and set up your account! 

We'd love to get your feedback! Drop us a line.