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

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Movie Viewing @Claremont

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” 2018/PG-13 /94 min Morgan Neville’s  Oscar-nominated documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children’s entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Winer of the Critic’s Choice and dozens of other awards.

Groovenators @Claremont

Saturday, April 27, 2019

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Shad Harris and the Groovenators will knock your socks off in this 90-minute Blues concert and talk. This event is free and for all music lovers. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information. Shad Harris has been performing, touring and teaching for 45 years in local and international nightclubs, world tours, community theater stages, and major […]

Crazy Rich Asians- FREE MOVIE @Claremont

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Free viewing of the movie CRAZY RICH ASIANS! When native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend on a trip to Singapore, she is unprepared to learn that he is the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families and one of its most sought-after bachelors.

Cartooning Workshop w/ Aaron Southerland @Claremont

Saturday, May 4, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day by learning to make cartoons. This program is for all ages. Space is very limited, registration is required. Please go to https://bit.ly/2tS2ply. Aaron Southerland is a Brooklyn native, a graphic novelist, and an art mentor in the Bay Area. He is the creator of the graphic novels Strawberry Dough and Solforce.

Orator- FREE MOVIE @Claremont Library

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Orator  (O Le Tulafale 2012/PG/112minutes) Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

Bike to Work Day @Claremont

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00am - 9:00am

Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station giveaways: Free bike safety checks and flat tire repair by Trek Bicycles. Delicious Dream Fluff Donuts (while supplies last). Our Bicycle Fixit station. Free  Bike to Work totebags and more!

Hunt for the Wilder People – FREE MOVIEW @Claremont Library

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hunt for the Wilder People 2016/PG-13/103minutes A defiant young city kid finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. New Zealand Indigenous director Taika Waititi’s film won Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Film at the New Zealand Film Awards and has been […]

FREE Disaster Preparation Discussion @Claremont Library

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10:30am - 11:30am

Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with tips for everyone in your household. FREE Giveaways for Attendees:  Mini-Disaster Kit, Snacks, and preparedness brochures!  For all ages.

Mozaik Vocal Ensemble Concert @Claremont Library

Saturday, May 18, 2019

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a free a cappella concert! Mozaik Vocal Ensemble is a Berkeley-based a cappella group of women who sing folk songs from around the world. They will be singing songs from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Macedonia, and Khazakhstan.  The women of Mozaik have been making music together for many years and all […]