Become a member of the Friends of the Oakland Public Library today!

Annual dues start at $25 (Full-time students and seniors, 65+, can join for $15). BookFriend members, $50 and above, also receive discounts at participating local booksellers. Choose from the following options:

Join online (via Network for Good)

  • Choose one-time or recurring (e.g. monthly or annual) giving options.
  • Important: 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.

PayPal Giving Fund (use your PayPal account)

  • 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.

Print and mail a membership form with your check to FOPL

Recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund.

  • You may recommend a grant to The Friends of the Oakland Public Library, federal tax ID 94-2553734, from the donor-advised fund of your choice, including Vanguard Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and Fidelity Charitable. Please share your contact information so that we may thank you!

Visit the Bookmark Bookstore and join in person (check, cash or credit card).

Members of the Friends of the Oakland Public Library provide financial support for library projects and programs that enhance library services to the residents of Oakland, Piedmont and Emeryville. In addition to the good feeling that comes with supporting the library, members receive a 20% discount at the Bookmark Bookstore, special discounts at sale events, and the Friends’ quarterly newsletter, Off the Shelf.

Members who join at the BookFriend ($50) level or above also receive discounts at the participating local bookstores. Please show your BookFriend membership card to qualify for the discount.
Bibliomania, 1816 Telegraph Ave
Montclair Book Tree, 6123 LaSalle St
Pegasus Books, 5560 College Ave
Spectator Books, 4163 Piedmont Ave
Walden Pond, 3316 Grand Ave

Please ask your employer about matching gifts.

Allow up to 4 weeks to receive your membership card.

If you have questions about membership, please contact:
Winifred Walters, Membership Secretary, at or leave a message at the Bookmark Bookstore, (510) 444-0473.