Library Closed

Library Patrons,

We appreciate your patience and flexibility during these rapidly changing times.  In adherence with the State of California and the City of Alameda's social distancing efforts we decided to make the difficult decision to close all three Alameda Free Library locations to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020.  

Loan Periods and Hold Requests

The library is currently working on extending the loan periods on borrowed library materials during the emergency closure. The book drops at all three locations are open and we encourage you to return your materials at your earliest convenience.

Items currently on hold will be extended to allow you to pick them up after the Library has reopened.

Library Resources from Home

Visit our online resources page to access e-books, audiobooks, newspapers, e-magazines, music streaming, and film streaming services.  Our Children's Services page has Homework Help resources and curated Fun & Games websites.

If you are having trouble accessing your account please contact us at

Thank you again for your continued support during these times.  We will continue to monitor the situation and give you updates as soon as possible.  Please stay safe.

Library Takeout

Place holds on library materials with your online account/library card, and pick them up when they're ready at the Main Library after scheduling an appointment M-F, 12-5pm. 
Library Takeout