Become a member today! Choose from the following options:

Join online (via Network for Good)

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

PayPal Giving Fund

  • Check the option to share your name and email address.

Print and mail a membership form with your check to FOPL

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 and the Friends 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
Marcus Books, 3900 M.L.K., Jr. Way
Montclair Book Tree, 6123 LaSalle St
Pegasus Books, 5560 College Ave
The Spectator, 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.