Beginning the week of April 19, the Oakland Public Library will open 16 locations for indoor OPL Express service. Patrons will be able to access modified library services including browsing, checkout, and computer use during limited business hours.
Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow. OPL is celebrated locally and nationally as an indispensable partner in transforming lives.
Changes to take effect Monday, September 14, 2020.
Sidewalk pickup of books and additional library materials expands to eight (8) locations across Oakland July 13.
Boards & Commissions
Director of Library Services
Jamie Turbak was named Director of Library Services for the City of Oakland on January 18, 2019 by Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth. She had served as interim director since March 2018 following the retirement of previous director Gerry Garzón. She becomes OPL’s 13th director since the City incorporated public library services in 1878.