Orinda Library
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Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way • Orinda • CA • 94563 • USA • Map and Directions • 925-254-2184

  • Mon: 10 - 8
  • Tue: 10 - 8
  • Wed: 10 - 8
  • Thu: 10 - 8
  • Fri: 10 - 6
  • Sat: 10 - 6
  • Sun: 1 - 5
  • Library Closed Dates
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Orinda Library visitors may park in the city-operated lot next to the library for up to 3 hours, free of charge. The garage has 27 covered spaces, four of which are designated for visitors with disabled license plates or parking placards. The uncovered portion of the lot has 15 spaces. Additionally, there is free parking in front of the library, with 11 spaces available for up to 3 hours and one space available for 10 minutes only.

About the Orinda Library

The Orinda Library with over 30,000 children's materials and an overall collection of over 70,000 books, recorded books, music and DVDs along with 29 public computers, WiFi, comfy chairs, pillows, reading nooks and a tutoring room is a far cry from the first library in 1924, which consisted of two shelves in the local dry-goods store. As the first town on the east side of the Oakland-Berkeley hills, Orinda became a favored home for Bay Area professionals and built its first library in 1958. The new library building, funded completely by Orinda residents, which includes an art gallery, community meeting rooms, a plaza and a cafe, was opened in October of 2001 and has proved to be a valuable addition to the city as well as the county.

Orinda - A Little California Town

*Quilt designed and created by Orinda resident Liz Piatt. Given to the Friends of the Orinda Library in 1989. The Quilt currently hangs in the Gallery of the Orinda Library.

This presentation is dedicated to the children of Orinda. Photographs by John S. Brown.