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Welcome to the Newark Library

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Acting Manager: Brian Edwards
Reference Librarian: Barbara Telford-Ishida
Children's Librarian: Kathleen (Kat) Blair
Teen Services Librarian: Kathleen Hannon
Children's Library Assistant: Tracy Dodge


6300 Civic Terrace Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
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TTY 888-663-0660

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1 p.m. - 9 pm.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 pm.
Thursday: 1 p.m. - 9 pm.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Newark Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library, serves the 42,573 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 dynamic Newark Library League, led by President Karen Bridges, raises funds and promotes the Library (membership form). E-mail Acting Manager Brian Edwards 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 older adults. The library has over 73,297 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
  • Wifi access when the library is open.

• Community Resources