Your Library offers Teacher Cards to local educators!
Teacher Card FAQs
When you request a class visit, please upload a class roster with your students' full names and birth dates. A staff member will follow up with you on next steps.
- Oakland Public Library cards are good at any branch of the OPL system.
- There is no charge for new or replacement cards.
- Students who have lost their cards do not need to apply again. They will need to confirm their address, phone number, and date of birth.
- Encourage your students to return any books they may have at home!
You can verify your current Teacher Status with any of the following:
- School or institution ID
School or institution paystub
CA family childcare home license
Affidavit of Private School
Letter of acknowledgement of homeschooling from a local school district (Oakland, Piedmont, or Emeryville)
Any individual who currently works as a:
- childcare provider
- afterschool program provider
at a school, childcare facility, adult educational facility, or afterschool program in the cities of Oakland, Emeryville, or Piedmont.
You will need a paystub or other proof of employment.
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.If you do not have a PIN, call or visit any Oakland Public Library location.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.