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Golden Gate Branch Library is one of sixteen branch libraries in the Oakland Public Library system, with 35,000 items. This branch has a large collection of jazz music materials, and is well known for its Golden Gate Friends sponsored Summer Jazz on Sundays series.

The building was designed by architect C.W. Dickey who also designed the Alden Branch (now Temescal Branch) and the 23rd Avenue Branch. All 3 have the same interior design, but very different exterior treatments. This branch, along with three others, was designated as an Oakland Landmark on November 4, 1980. It is one of five Carnegie libraries in Oakland.

The Golden Gate branch has the largest circulating collection of African American interest materials in the Oakland library system. 

The thirteen computers have internet access with word processing capability, printers, and a scanner. Free WiFi is available.


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  • Toddler Tales: Play, sing, and rhyme with your child(ren) from birth to 4 years. Followed by Playtime! Thursdays @ 10:15am

  • Preschool Story Time: every Wednesday at 10:15AM

  • Teen Program: 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 3:30PM

  • Women Bike Book Club: every 1st Thursday, 6:00PM

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5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, California 94608




  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday : 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm

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