Piedmont Avenue Branch Library Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library
80 + YEARS & Counting! We are now located at 80 Echo Avenue!

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Piedmont Avenue Branch Library!

The Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library was formed in 1993 when our library was facing budget cuts and possible closure. We have continued to work for the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library reaching out to the community to advocate for our and other Oakland libraries.

With donations and proceeds of book sales we fund the Children’s Summer Reading Program, LGBT collection, DVD collection, magazine and newspaper subscriptions and community outreach programs.

If you wish to make a donation to the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library, please go to our Contact Us page.

Our Library Hours, Events & Programs are available here.

Our library is a vital resource and community hub.

The charming building on 41st Street where the library was located for 40 years was owned by Citibank and rented to the Library for $1 per month. In 2009 the building was purchased by Goohhue Investments and the rent increased beyond our budget. We are now located at 80 Echo Avenue - one half block from Piedmont Ave.

After researching the options, the Library moved to a portable building on the grounds of  Piedmont Avenue Elementary School.

The lease was approved by the OUSD Board of Education and Oakland's City Council. This is a short term solution. The next step is to find and fund a permanent location.

Please join the Friends to support our beloved library and to be involved in a long term solution by going to our Contact Us page.


Library Hours
Our hours are:
Tuesday – 12:30-8:00
Wed, Thurs and Sat: 10:00-5:30
Friday – 12:00-5:30
Sunday and Monday – Closed
We asked for it...
We got it...Let's use it!
Support the Oakland Public Library -- Purchase a tee-shirt financed by the Friends of the Oakland Public Library. We have adult sizes XL, L, M, and S and children's sizes L, M, and S. Suggested donation: $15.00 for adults' and $10.00 for children's.