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The Alameda Free Library serves those who live, work, play, and learn in Alameda by providing materials, services, and programs to advance their recreational, educational, and professional goals. The Library offers a wide range of services to support community priorities, including answering reference questions, staging story times, providing summer reading programs, hosting class visits, and offering free public programs and displays for all ages and interests.


Mission Statement

The Alameda Free Library is an inviting and comfortable place where people of all ages develop and enjoy a love of learning and reading, connect to the online world, and find the information they need for daily living.

Department Head


Jane Chisaki began her career at the Alameda Free Library in 1984 as the Children’s Librarian. She was officially selected as Library Director in August 2006, the same year as the opening of the new Main Library. Ms. Chisaki is a graduate of UC Berkeley and has her Master’s Degree in Library Science from San Jose State. Once a Children’s Librarian, always a Children’s Librarian!

Bay Farm Island Library
3221 Mecartney Road
Alameda, CA 94502
(510) 747-7787

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West End Library                                   
788 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501         
(510) 747-7767

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Alameda Reads

2203 Central Avenue, Room 350- upstairs
Alameda, CA 94501-4421