Get a Library Card
Apply For Your Library Card
Borrow books, movies, toys, tools, and more for free with your Oakland Public Library card.
Who Can Get an Oakland Public Library Card?
Anyone who lives in California.
You do not need to live in Oakland or have a permanent address. You do not need to be a US citizen or permanent resident.
You can have a library card at any age.
Add a Designated Borrower to Have Someone Check Out For You.
Designated Borrowers cannot:
- Update or access information on your account
- Use a library computer with your account
Ask staff at any location to add a designated borrower for you.
Lost Your Card?
Tell Library staff right away.
We'll disable your card and give you a new one.
Need to Renew Your Card?
Visit any Oakland Public Library location or call (510) 238-3134. You will need to give us your current address.