Alameda Free Library

1550 Oak St, Alameda
(510) 747-7777

Recent Reviews

deleon jarmon

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Miriam S.

The Alameda Free Library is my dream library, and our family loves everything about it! Though it's not huge, they have an amazing collection for kids and adults, including the latest releases, and all sorts of kids' programming. If they don't carry a certain book, they try to order it. The librarians are all so attentive, detail-oriented and helpful. It's a gem of a resource fo all ages.

Shahanara Begum

Honestly it is a life saver! Its a perfect place to relax have fun and the cafe is perfect. Only wish it was open for longer. Also they could open at 9 A.M instead of 12 P.M, it would be nice...

Pauline Meggs

I have been coming to this library for many years; it’s clean and has many books to read and computers to use.

Ivan Wong

Can be dead quiet at times (good thing). Other times there is an abundance of noise from people without library eddicate and only care about themselves. Roll with the punches and you should be good.

Dalia O.

Sad. That a town I grew up in, has RUDE people in it. Don't expect to come here and get treated equally. Lady who works upstairs named "Lauren" told me I couldn't book a room. Came last week and a different lady helped me and booked a room for me when I asked. Asked for my name and got my room an hour later.. I know there can be a wait. But today, this lady told me there was nothing she could do for me. So, I walked to see, and to my surprise I see two empty rooms... Two men walk up and ask her for a room, she gets up and looks to see if rooms are available, (didn't do that for me) , she sees me and walk by and tells them something about waiting.. Maybe I have to be a white man to book a room to study.

Cherie L.

Some of staffs discriminated against asian kids~ Sporting a sour face to Asian! So disappointed! What a great place here used to be!

Chantell Dawn

Kid section is great! Many activities and puzzles, tons of books, great reading programs to make reading more exciting for kiddos. Dawn is the best librarian; she always greets us with a smile and is really knowledgeable and friendly. She even remembers my 18 month old by name and talks to him

Tengis Tenger

Late fee needs to Be eliminate just like Oakland & San Francisco Libary .

Abdul wali Mohammadi

Nice staff, variety of seats, available cafe, fast internet, great collection of books,clean restrooms, terrible daily hours

Marris D.

I love how spacious this library is. There are tons of seating you can station yourself at with many outlets. Parking is available but very limited. You could always take the alameda shuttle here! Printing is available here even if you don't have a library card which was a life saver for me. There are a lot of computers you can use. This is my go to place when I'm in the area when I have to study or just to kill some time. This library is very clean too! A big plus.

Abdulwali Mohammadi

Nice staff, variety of seats, available cafe, fast internet, great collection of books,clean restrooms, terrible daily hours

Chantell Dawn

We moved to Alameda recently and we're pleasantly surprised by the great library here! Our one year old loves the children's section, and one of the children's librarians, Dawn, is the nicest and most helpful person. We only wish the library was open longer!

Sarah H.

I used to come to this library a lot when I was in elementary/middle school and it was pretty noisy, but I guess that's what you'd expect on the first floor where there are a lot of kids. I just came to this library for the first time in a long time and I guess this whole building is just.. I don't know I guess they don't care to be a silent library? I've been to the library in San Leandro and it's so quiet all you hear are your footsteps. This library? The first floor has crying kids messing with the front desk displays, their teen reading center is so loud I couldn't even hear the music coming out of my headphones anymore; overall you can hear all the noise from the first floor and the corner of the second floor and all the noise just echoes in the building. I mean what's the point in setting a place for teens to do work, if the whole room sounds like a T4?

Vicki Camacho

I love the unique collection of children's books.

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