Lakeview Branch

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Branch Address

550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94610
(510) 238-7344

Branch Hours

10:00am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm
12:00pm - 5:30pm

About the Lakeview Branch

Lakeview has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest, with a strong emphasis on best sellers and Books on CD. The Books on CD collection is one of the largest in the branches. The magazine collection is sizeable and there is one Chinese language newspaper. Lakeview has Spanish-language materials for adults and children.

The branch is equipped with four computers with Internet access for public use and a scanner.

Note: this library branch does not have a public restroom.

Meeting Room

Two large wooden tables, chairs and a podium. Capacity: 25 people. Part of the library collection is in the meeting room and needs to be accessed by staff.

Currently on Exhibit

Artwork by Javier Hernandez

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Javier Hernandez was born in 1984. Raised in East Oakland, his first encounter with art was the graffiti that covered the walls of his neighborhood. Earlier works reflected the darkness, death, and poverty of the Oakland streets in the 90s. Through art he learned to channel that trauma into what he now calls "Uncle Bobby art." 


His work reaches toward the darkest corners of the psyche and finds the spaces that have light shining through. Extracting a playful way to deal with that darkness. Through a diverse array of media, Javier has moved away from traditional methods to create an arsenal of nonsense for the senses.

On Display From

Sat, 01/04/2020 - Sat, 02/29/2020

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Event Name Time
Baby Bounce 11:00am
Ear Bud Holder for Teens 4:30pm
Teen Maker Month: Breakout Box 4:30pm
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime -- Session 1 10:10am
Toddler Storytime -- Session 2 11:00am
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
Event Name Time
All Knit 3:30pm
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Event Name Time
Family Storytime 10:30am
Friends of the Lakeview Library Meeting 2:30pm
Monday, March 9th, 2020
Event Name Time
RJOY Elder Circle 1:00pm
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
Event Name Time
Baby Bounce 11:00am