Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.
The Oakland Public Library is a part of the City of Oakland, and has been in existence since 1878. Our locations currently include 16 branches, a Main Library, 6 Teen Zones, the Second Start Adult Literacy Program, a Tool Lending Library and the African-American Museum and Library. We also offer many other special services for residents of Oakland and California. We are supported by a lively Friends of the Library group and by the Library Advisory Commission, as well as by local Friends' groups around the city.