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The Friends of the OPL could not serve our community without your financial support. Support the OPL and the Oakland community with a 100% tax-deductible membership or donation today!

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Become a Member

Become a Member

Membership Levels

Annual dues start at $25 for individuals, with special prices for full-time students and seniors.

  • Full-time Students: $15

  • Seniors (Age 65+): $15

  • Individual Level: $25

  • BookFriend Levels: $50+



Become a Member of the Friends of the OPL and enjoy these benefits:

  • 20% discount at The Bookmark Bookstore all year and up to 50% discounts during our semi-annual sales!  Until November 2022, Members get a 30% discount every day.

  • Off the Shelf, the Friends’ quarterly newsletter

  • The Oakland Public Library’s Annual Report announcement

  • Members who join at the $50 or more level also receive discounts at participating Oakland bookstores: Bibliomania, Montclair Book Tree, Pegasus Books, Spectator Books, and Walden Pond

  • Personalized membership card​

Sign Up Online


Choose between one-time or recurring (monthly or annual) membership options. 

Note: If you wish to receive a membership card and acknowledgment, do not check the option for “Anonymous” under Privacy Preferences as Network for Good will not share your name or any contact information with us.


Use your PayPal account to give through the PayPal Giving Fund. Check the option to share your name and email address.

For Renewals: check the option to share your name and email address.

New Members: check the option to share your name/email and send your mailing address to so we can mail your membership card.

Sign Up by Mail

Download, print, and complete our Membership Form:

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Complete the form, select "Membership", and mail with your check to:

 Friends of the Oakland Public Library

 721 Washington Street

 Oakland, CA 94607

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