We will, indeed, be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturdays for what Oakland Public Library is calling “OPL Express” – which means that the whole branch will be open for browsing and our signature friendly service. Visitors will be required to wear masks, get screened for a temperature at the door, and maintain social distancing. Capacity will be limited, and there will be no seats inside. We will continue to quarantine returned materials for 24 hours before putting them back on the shelves. Details about the OPL Express service is here.
There will be no public computers/scanners at our branch, but computer labs will be open at 81st Ave, Golden Gate, Melrose, and West Oakland. Hours and reservations are linked here.
Phone help 510-238-3134, online live chat, digital offerings, including movies, and eBooks, plus virtual programs, are still available at www.oaklandlibrary.org .
Our Sidewalk Service will end on Saturday, April 17.
All of this will be happening as we welcome our new Branch Manager, Leni Matthews. She has been both a librarian and a teacher and we look forward to welcoming her.