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Alameda County Library

Learn about our phased approach to reopening that supports the health and safety of our communities and staff. While our buildings remain closed, we are offering No Contact Pickup by appointment, Virtual Programs, Kind, Connected Conversations, Lawyers in the Library , and more.

Newark: Home

Due to the construction of a new Civic Center, Newark Library now has limited 2-hour parking (38 spaces total). Construction is expected to be completed the fall of 2021. Please plan accordingly, we appreciate your patience.

Newark Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library, serves the 43,753 residents of the City of Newark. The County Library serves a population of over 523,000 in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark, Union City, and the unincorporated areas of Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo. The Newark Library League led by President Karen Bridges, raises funds and promotes the Library (membership form). E-mail Branch Manager Joe Stoner with questions.

The Newark Library is located (map) at the far end of the Civic Center complex, off Newark Blvd., just south of Thornton Ave. The 15,000 sq. ft. Newark Library was designed by architect Aaron Green and opened to the public in 1983. The design includes special areas for preschoolers, school age children, teens, adults, and seniors. The library has over 74,095 items, including books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs and CDs, and books on CD.

Special Features
  • Public Meeting Room (Capacity 66)
  • Conference room for 6-8 persons
  • Four small study rooms for 1-2 persons each
  • Glass enclosed lobby display case may be booked in advance for 2-week period.
  • PC computers with Microsoft Office and Internet stations are available for public use.
  • Wifi access

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