West Oakland Branch

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Branch Address

1801 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 238-7352

Branch Hours

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

About the West Oakland Branch

West Oakland Branch has approximately 27,500 books, compact discs, DVDs, audio books, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Ciculating materials are largely of popular interest.

Special interest collections include the African American nonfiction collection, a small Veteran's collection, a small Arabic collection for children and adults, and Spanish-language materials for children. The children's side includes a small Chinese and French picture book collection. West Oakland has an extensive children's section focused on providing early literacy materials to children and their parents, as well as a growing teen collection. West Oakland also has graphic novel collections for adults, teens, and children, and a large print collection. A toy lending library for children 0-5 is housed at this location.

The branch is equipped with six computers with internet access available for public use and a study room that can be reserved three (3) months in advance.

The West Oakland Friends Group meets the third (3rd) Saturday of every month except June and December from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.

Every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:00pm the Children's Librarian leads family storytime, followed by free play.

Meeting Room

The meeting room has 120 seats and a capacity of 189 people. The meeting room area includes collapsible tables and a large stage. Limited kitchen facilities are available.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Free Computer Help! 1:30pm
Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Learn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (10-Week Series) 1:00pm
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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30th Annual African American Poets & Their Poetry Celebration 1:00pm
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Free Computer Help! 11:30am
Afterschool Art With MOCHA 4:00pm
Lawyers in the Library 5:00pm
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Tenants: Know Your Rights! 10:00am
Free Computer Help! 1:30pm
Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Learn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (10-Week Series) 1:00pm
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Black Panther Party Legacy Event 2:00pm