West Oakland Branch Library has approximately 35,000 books, compact disks, videos, DVDs, audio books, audiocassettes, and magazines and newspapers for all ages. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest with a strong emphasis on practical how-to topics and local history.
Special interest collections include the African American collection, a small business collection, careers and college section, a Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender collection, and Spanish language materials for children and adults. 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.
The branch is equipped with six computers with Internet access available for public use, as well as adaptive technology, including screen readers and enlargers, for those who are blind or have low vision.
The building was dedicated in 1977 "For the love of knowledge, friendship, and people." The construction of the building was funded through the Oakland Model Cities Program, a War on Poverty program (Source: plaque near entrance).
- CityTeam Free Grocery Giveaway, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4 - 6pm.
1801 Adeline Street, Oakland, California 94608
- Monday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
- Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
- Thursday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
- Friday: 12 PM - 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed
- West Oakland Branch Library official website