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You can make a difference.

The Friends of the Rockridge Library (FORL) funds materials and programs for the Rockridge branch not covered by the City of Oakland budget. We rely on community support to make this happen.


You can make a difference by donating to FORL. Make a secure, tax-deductible donation using a credit card, or write a check payable to FORL and send to:

     Friends of the Rockridge Library
     Post Office Box 3723
     Oakland, CA 94609


Learn more about what your donation funds at Support the Library. If you'd like to receive a few updates a year about what we're up to, sign up for the Friends Newsletter.

FORL's Mission

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. 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 services

  • To advocate for the library to the community and to government bodies

  • To generate new ideas for the enhancement of library facilities and programs

  • To encourage gifts and volunteers for the library


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