Get a 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.

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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.

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