Library Branch Manager: Sallie Pine
Fremont Main is the largest building and has the highest circulation in the Alameda County Library family and shares its building with the Alameda County Library Administration. The current building was dedicated in 1989 and is home to the Maurice Marks Center for Local and California History, and the Fukaya public meeting rooms.
Fremont Library Advisory Commission advises the City Council and the Librarian on library facilities and services.
Fremont Friends of the Library raise additional funds at Book Sales held twice a year. The Fremont Friends of the Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, was established in 1965. All proceeds from the book sales are given to the Fremont libraries to purchase equipment, books, children's programs, etc. Books available at the sales are donated from the libraries and private individuals. For more information about the book sales, please call 510-494-1103 or 510-797-7365.
Get Involved and assist the library in a number of important areas including: taking books to shut-ins through the Senior Outreach program, Internet docents, library tour guides and more.
Bookleggers are volunteers that promote reading to schools.
Fremont Children's Services provides materials for preschool through junior high level.
Materials of interest to parents
Books in other languages
Science fair projects
Newbery and Caldecott awardwinning books
Encyclopedias that can be taken home.
Free Computer Use:
Computer terminals with programs for use in the library.
Macintosh with programs geared to children. This computer may be reserved for one hour per day, two hours maximum per week. Reservations may be made up to a week in advance.
CD-ROM editions of the World Book Encyclopedia, and The Way Things Work.
One computer with word-processing capabilities.
Summer reading game
Special Events events throughout the year.
Check the Events Calendar for all Children's events.
Specially trained staff are available to help parents and children. It is, of course, the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor the use of any materials by their children.
Visits to the library can also be arranged by teachers for their classes.
Children's Services at 510-745-1421 during library open hours.
Look for us when you visit the library! Reference Services staff are ready to help you.
We are available at the Information Desk on the first floor and at the Reference Desk on the second floor.
Telephone at 510-745-1444 or use our Ask Us! page where you can select your choice of virtual reference: Instant Messaging, Ask a Librarian email reference, and HomeworkHelpNow.
Reference materials are for in-library use only so that they will be readily available to all visitors. Some of the materials that are available include:
- Auto repair manuals
- Business sources for small business owners, job seekers and investors
- Career and job search handbooks
- Consumer buying guides
- Legal handbooks and codes
- Local History Collection for the Fremont area
- Medical reference books
- Online databases covering many subjects
- Periodicals and newspapers