Support your Library!

The Friends of the Rockridge Library relies on community support to fund materials and resources not covered under the City of Oakland budget. To donate to FORL, please visit our paypal site here, where you can use your credit card to make a tax-deductible and secure donation direct to the Friends of the Rockridge Library, a 501(c)(3) organization. Thank you!

If you'd like to write a check, make it payable to FORL and send to:
Friends of the Rockridge Library
Post Office Box 3723
Oakland, CA 94609



Right now at the library, you'll see brightly-colored posters in the library that invite you to find what FORL funds at the library. Look for tags marking all sorts of items around the library--you might be surprised by what you find!

A Bit About FORL

The Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the Rockridge branch of the Oakland Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts. FORL was formed in 1996 when the Rockridge Library built its permanent location on College Avenue. Our mission is:

  • To champion the Rockridge Library
  • To create and stimulate public enthusiasm for library programs, and interest in the needs, services and facilities of the library
  • To serve as advocates for the library to the community and government bodies
  • To generate new ideas for the enhancement of library facilities and programs
  • To encourage gifts and volunteers for the library
  • To foster the continued development of the library so that it can respond to the needs of our diverse population.

Become a Friend. Join us!

We welcome members of the surrounding community to become a Friend of the Rockridge Library. Friends can donate time, money, and ideas to enhance programs and continue making the library an important resource for the neighborhood. Please consider supporting the library:

  • Tell us your ideas for improving the Rockridge branch.
  • Donate to the Rockridge Branch today!

Your support helps maintain key resources, including new book and periodical purchases, children and teen programs, facility maintenance, and so much more.