Asian Branch

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Branch Address

388 9th St.
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 238-3400

Branch Hours

Monday: 
10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday: 
10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 
10:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday: 
Closed

About the Asian Branch

Click here to learn more about the history of Asian Branch.

The Asian Branch Library is unique among public library branches in the United States as it houses four Asian language collections. The language collections are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Additionally, the branch has an Asian Interest collection in English focusing specifically on Asia, Asian heritage, culture, and history, an Asian American Experience collection, and Asian immigrant history.

The branch is equipped with 9 computers with internet access, 5 computers with multilingual interface, and 5 iPads for instructional purposes. Computer and new technology classes are offered in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Currently on Exhibit

Hong Kong! Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong Hong Kong exhibit

Presented by the Bauhinia Project in a collaboration with the Asian Branch Library and Civic Design Studio, "Hong Kong! Hong Kong!" will exhibit a series of poetry-installations at a pop-up gallery space in Old Oakland this winter, bringing Hong Kong's voices into an experience of three-dimensional, embodied space through "medium-pure poetry". These poetry-installations speak of the people's struggles, dreams, and their "final words".

* "Hong Kong! Hong Kong!" is made possible by support and sponsorship from Friends of the Oakland Public Library.

On Display From

Fri, 11/22/2019 - Sat, 12/28/2019

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:00am
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Event Name Time
Sewing Lab 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Teen Game Day 3:30pm
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Event Name Time
Sewing Lab 10:30am
Friday, December 13th, 2019
Event Name Time
Snowflake Making Workshop for Teens 2:30pm
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 11:00am
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
Event Name Time
Sewing Lab 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:30am
Teen Game Day 3:30pm