Come to the Library

2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland CA
Tel. (510) 663-1358 FAX (510) 663-1596

You must register in advance (follow this link) for a library visit and must comply with our Covid-19 Mitigation policies while there. Please read our COVID-19 Mitigation for more information.

  • Entry to the building is from Broadway
  • Open Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. by registration only (re-opening June 30, 2021.
  • Non-members are welcome for a daily use fee.
  • Library has 6 computers, a laser printer, and a copier/scanner for patron use.
  • Free WiFi! Bring along your laptop or tablet!

Directions to the Library

Public Transit

BART
Exit BART at the 19 th Street Station in downtown Oakland and walk north two blocks to 2201 Broadway. From the
lobby take the elevator to the lower level (LL). When you exit the library, turn left, walk down the hall. The
entrance to the library will be on the left.

BUS
Enter your starting destination in the moovitapp to find the best route to the CGS library https://moovitapp.com

AMTRAK
Exit the train at the Jack London Square station and take the free Broadway Shuttle to 2201 Broadway

Driving Directions

From the East Bay (Livermore/Pleasanton) – Take 580 West to 980 (towards downtown Oakland). Exit at 27th Street/West Grand Ave. At traffic signal, continue straight onto Northgate Avenue. Turn left on West Grand. Turn right on Broadway. The library is in the Breuner Building on the right.

From the East Bay (Walnut Creek/Concord) – Take 24 West to 980 (towards downtown Oakland). Exit at 27th Street/West Grand Ave. At traffic signal, continue straight onto Northgate Avenue. Turn left on West Grand. Turn right on Broadway. The library is in the Breuner Building on the right.

From San Francisco and the Peninsula – Take 101 to the Bay Bridge, then 580 East (Hayward) to 980 (downtown Oakland). Exit at 14th/18th Streets. Turn left at 17th. Turn left at Broadway. The library is in the Breuner Building on the left side between 22nd and Grand Ave.

From the South Bay – Take 880 North to 980 (downtown Oakland). Exit at 17th/San Pablo. Turn right at 17th. Turn left at Broadway. The library is in the Breuner Building on the left side between 22nd and Grand Ave.

From Marin – Take Richmond/San Rafael Bridge to 580/80 (Berkeley) to 580 (Hayward) to 980 (downtown Oakland). Exit at 14/18th Streets. Turn left at 17th. Turn left at Broadway. The library is in the Breuner Building on the left side between 22nd and Grand Ave.

Parking Options

Small Douglas Parking lot behind the Breuner Building
On Valley Street, between Grand Avenue and 21st Street. Enter on Valley Street. Free parking for CGS members and visitors on Saturday ONLY. This lot is expected to close in 2020 for construction of a new building. Obtain permit from CGS reception desk and display on dashboard.

Large City of Oakland Telegraph Plaza Garage
Large parking garage on Telegraph Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets. Enter on Telegraph Avenue.

Small Douglas Parking Lots
On the corner of Grand and Telegraph Avenue. Enter on Grand Avenue.
On the corner of Grand Avenue and Webster Streets. Enter on Webster.

Large open parking Kaiser Plaza Parking Lot
22rd and Webster Streets.

Large multi-story Flash Parking Garage
In the YMCA Building on Webster Street between 23rd and 24th Streets. Enter on Webster Street.

Very large multi-story garage at the Kaiser Center Building
Main entrance on Harrison Street and Lakeside Drive.

Handicapped Parking
There are 2 spaces on 22nd Street (at Broadway).
Metered street parking is available but often full.
There are other parking facilities in the neighborhood that are farther from 2201 Broadway.