LGBTQIA+

LGBTQIA+

Pride Parade

Celebrate pride all year long at OPL!

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Browse LGBTQIA+ Items in our Collections

Browse LGBTQIA+ Items in our Collections (by Format)

Featured LGBTQ Resource

Library material and archival collections related to African American LGBTQ+ communities.

Online Resources

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New Books

Discover new LGTBQIA+ books for all ages at Your Library.

New LGBTQIA+ Books @ OPL

Staff Lists

Find your next read with curated lists from OPL staff, or get your own personalized reading with Book Me!

LGBTQIA+ reading lists from staff

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Library Card FAQs

  • If you apply for your library card online you will have immediate access to your library card number and can use that to access most electronic resources, and to reserve and use computers in the library.

    You won't be able to borrow physical materials until you verify your identification.

    Your card will expire in 30 days. You must verify your identification with library staff before the expiration date to continue to use your card.

  • You create a PIN when you apply for a library card. Your PIN is a four-digit number.
     
     
    You can reset your PIN by logging into your BiblioCommons account and looking under My Settings.
  • All library cards expire every 3 years. You can renew your card online, emailing eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org, opens a new window, calling (510) 238-3134, or visiting any Oakland Public Library location, opens a new window.

    If you got your library card online, it will expire in 30 days. To receive full borrowing privileges and update your card, please visit any Oakland Public Library location, opens a new window or contact us, opens a new window.

  • All residents of California can have a library card.
     
    Library cards are free.
     
    Apply online or at any OPL location.
     

Other FAQs

  • No, the Oakland Public Library does not ask for gender on our library card applications.

  • Bathrooms are for all genders at these locations:

    • Dimond Branch
    • Eastmont Branch
    • Golden Gate Branch
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
    • Melrose Branch
    • Montclair Branch
    • Piedmont Branch
    • Rockridge Branch
    • Temescal Branch

    81st Avenue Branch has one all gender bathroom and four gender-specific bathrooms.

    Main Library has all gender bathrooms on the basement level and gender-specific bathrooms on the mezzanine.

    These locations have Men's and Women's bathrooms:

    • African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)
    • Brookfield Branch
    • Chávez Branch
    • West Oakland Branch

    At these locations, staff can provide directions to nearby public bathrooms, which are gender-specific:

    • Asian Branch
    • Lakeview Branch

    At these locations, staff can provide directions to nearby public bathrooms, which are for all genders:

    • Elmhurst Branch
    • Tool Lending Library

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