Oakland has an excellent public library, with a large Main Library downtown and 16 additional branch libraries located throughout the city. In addition to books, music, and videos, the library offers resources for home repairs and maintenance, bike repair, language learning, gardening, technology, plus numerous other online resources.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, located at the corner of 69th Ave and International Blvd, is our local branch. It houses a Black History collection containing adult fiction, non-fiction, and biographies written by or about people of African descent. The branch is equipped with five (5) computers with Internet access available for public use. It also has a Kurzweil 3000—a scanning, reading, and writing solution for people with learning disabilities, reading difficulties, or low vision.