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OPL Expands Hours and Sidewalk Service to Additional Locations

Date Posted: September 11th, 2020 @ 9:01 AM
Last Updated: September 11th, 2020 @ 9:05 AM
Starting 9/14: More Sidewalk Service @ Your Library

Oakland, CA – The Oakland Public Library (OPL) is pleased to announce the expansion of sidewalk service to additional locations on Monday, September 14, 2020. A number of locations are also expanding hours to provide greater access to books, DVDs, CDs, Wi-Fi hotspots, and more.

In all, 16 locations are available for sidewalk service, including the popular Oakland Tool Lending Library. The Main Library will be open seven days per week, eight locations are available six days per week, and five new locations will be available five days per week. The César E. Chávez Branch is adding a fourth day, Monday, to its sidewalk pickup service, and 81st Avenue will continue to provide sidewalk pickup three days a week with expanded hours.

The Eastmont Branch and African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) remain closed due to stipulations set forth in the public health guidelines provided by the Alameda County Public Health Department on August 28, 2020.

The new available locations and expanded hours are being offered thanks to the return of most library staff to library service, following months of serving as Disaster Service Workers assisting the City in food distribution, COVID-19 testing, Emergency Operations Center support, and public education outreach in City parks and community cabins.

Locations and hours:

  • Main Library
    • Monday-Sunday, 10am-3pm
  • 81st Ave Branch
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)
    • Sidewalk service unavailable
  • Asian Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Brookfield Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • César E. Chávez Branch
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Dimond Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Eastmont Branch
    • Sidewalk service unavailable
  • Elmhurst Branch
    • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • Golden Gate Branch
    • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • Lakeview Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Melrose Branch
    • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • Montclair Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Oakland Tool Lending Library
    • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • Piedmont Ave. Branch
    • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • Rockridge Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
  • Temescal Branch
    • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • West Oakland Branch
    • Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm

OPL continues to offer online library card sign-up, virtual programs and storytimes, phone reference, e-book help, online chat service, and more. For questions, please call 510-238-3134 or email eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org.

Media Contact

Matt Berson, mberson@oaklandlibrary.org

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