Expanded Hours Now Available

Release Date

Thu, 06/10/2021
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Oakland, CA – The Oakland Public Library (OPL) expanded service at all 18 locations on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to reflect the hours that were in effect prior to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced buildings to close in March 2020. 

To view service hours at all locations, click here.

The Main Library (125 14th St) will be open seven days a week; 15 neighborhood branches will be open six days per week and until 8:00 p.m. two nights per week.   

In addition, the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) and Oakland History Center (OHC) will be available for in-person visits and browsing. AAMLO will continue to require appointments for the archives, seed lending library, and group tours of the museum and the facility. Patrons can schedule appointments at AAMLO and OHC here

The 81st Ave Branch will add back its Sunday hours in the coming months. 

All patrons will be expected to follow County health orders, and service will be adjusted as necessary to accommodate. All patrons and staff will continue to wear face coverings in OPL branches. 

Oakland Public Library Branch Schedules Starting June 15, 2021 

Main Library
Monday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Neighborhood Branches* 
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 

Chavez Branch
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 

Eastmont Branch 
Monday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) 
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 

*Neighborhood Branches Include: **81st Ave., Asian, Brookfield, Dimond, Elmhurst, Golden Gate, Lakeview, Martin Luther King Jr., Melrose, Montclair, Piedmont Ave., Rockridge, Temescal, West Oakland, and the Oakland Tool Lending Library. 

**81st Ave. Branch will add back Sunday service in the coming months.