fBerkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

The Berkeley Public Library has served the people of Berkeley since 1893, and looks forward to providing many more years of community service.

The Library is one of the most heavily used libraries in California, serving a local population of 121,240 and more from the surrounding area. (US Census estimate as of July 1, 2016)

The Central Library, located in downtown Berkeley, and four recently renovated branches ensure easy library access for residents in Berkeley’s many and diverse neighborhoods.


2940 Benvenue Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94705


Special Events

Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Saturday, February 23, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

A place to drop in and try out: Sewing on a Babylock sewing machine Button-making Drawing on the ProWise whiteboard Experimenting with a Foldscope microscope Needle-felting Sculpting with modeling clay No previous experience necessary! This program is for kids with parents, teens, and adults.

Guest Poet James Cagney

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

James Cagney is a poet from Oakland. He has performed in venues and museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His first book, Black Steel Magnolias In The Hour of Chaos Theory, is available from Oakland’s own Nomadic Press. James will read his poems, then sit for an interview; audience discussion will follow the […]

Tech Week @BPL

Saturday, March 2, 2019

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 2, 2019 – 12:00am to March 9, 2019 – 12:00am  Central Library Claremont Branch North Branch Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch West Branch Come celebrate Tech Week at Berkeley Public Library! This is your chance to get up and close with facets of our technological world, right here at BPL. This week we will be having […]