All services will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

While our buildings are closed, due dates will continue to be extended. Items can now be returned on a limited schedule

Social Justice Services

Social Justice Services

Two non-binary students doing work together in class

Bringing the library to the people.

We serve communities not traditionally represented in brick and mortar libraries. Our staff provides tutoring and library services for the individuals confined at the Santa Rita Jail, Juvenile Justice Center, and Camp Wilmont Sweeny. We are also embedded in the REACH Ashland Youth Center, and continue to ensure access to healthy food through our summer meals service.

Achieve Your Goals

Never Go Hungry

No Kid Hungry

Enter your address to find free, healthy meals being served by organizations in your community.

Alameda County Food Distribution Map

Find food for you and your family in Alameda County, today.

Alameda County Food Bank - Food Now

Food Now is a quick and easy way to find the food you may need, or apply for CalFresh Food.

Read With Us

Read With Us

Re-enter Your Community

Root & Rebound

Restoring power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration.

Bay Area Legal Aid

Providing meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of location, language, or disability.

Call 211 - Help Starts Here

Connecting your family to health, housing, and human services.

Find a Job or Career

Oakland Has Jobs

The Oakland Public Library regularly posts job opportunities in Oakland.

OnwardCA

One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow

Free online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families.
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