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Oakland Public Library

Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow. Visit the official Oakland Public Library website to apply for a free library card, check out our calendar of events, and enroll in our Summer Reading program.

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Connect with Oakland Public Library! Visit us online, in-person at one of our eighteen branch locations, or out in the Oakland community. Follow us on Social Media: @oaklibrary

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Portrait of Jamie Turbak

Jamie Turbak

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.

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