Most libraries have a website. Most also provide access to
their online catalogs over the web and offer interesting
links to other Internet resources.
Link+ is a borrowing program among many libraries in California and Nevada that allows patrons to borrow materials from all member libraries. If your local library is part of the system, you may electronically request an item not available at your own library and it will be delivered to you for check-out.
Some nearby libraries participating are Alameda County Libraries (Dublin, Castro Valley, Fremont, etc.), Berkeley Public Library, CSU Libraries, Livermore Public Library, Pleasanton Public Library, and San Francisco Public Library. If you have a valid library card from one of these libraries, you may request and borrow items from any one of the member libraries in this list and it will be delivered to your library for pick up in 2 to 4 days.
Here are links to some local libraries and some unique libraries a little further away. Call to check about hours, library cards, and services before visiting. Click on the link to information on borrowing privileges for U.C. Berkeley.
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Alameda County Law Library
125 Twelfth Street
Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge St.
California Community College Libraries
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Cal State East Bay Library
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Chabot College Library
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Danville Library (Contra Costa County Library Branch)
400 Front St.
Dublin Library (Alameda County Library Branch)
200 Civic Plaza
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540
The Library of Congress mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
Livermore Public Library
Civic Center Library
1188 S. Livermore Avenue
Rincon Branch Library
725 Rincon Ave.
Springtown Branch Library
998 Bluebell Dr.
Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street, 94612
Information Desk (510) 238-3134
Circulation Desk (510) 238-3144
Ohlone College Library
43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont
400 Old Bernal Ave.
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Ramon Library (Contra Costa County Library Branch)
100 Montgomery St.
(925) 866 - 8467
University of California Library, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Information on U.C. Berkeley Library Visitor Information and Borrowing Privileges
ValleyCare Health Library
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270
Pleasanton, CA 94588
ValleyCare's mission is to provide access to the most current, easily understood health and medical information in a relaxed, supportive environment. Its goal is to empower people with knowledge so they can become active participants in their health care.