The Orinda Library is a public library in Orinda. The current library building was opened in 2001 and contains over 70,000 books, music CDs, audio books and DVDs, as well as 30,000 children’s items. Facilities include downloadable media, free WiFi access and 29 public access computers, a tutoring room, reading nooks and chairs and pillows for extra comfort. The building itself comprises community meeting rooms, a square, a café and an art gallery.

The first library building in Orinda was built in 1958 using funds raised by the community. The current building has also been financed by local residents and is designed to encourage community involvement in reading and the arts. Family-friendly programming and events are frequently hosted, ranging from book clubs and lectures to story time and musical performances.

The Orinda Library, with over 30,000 children’s materials and a total collection of over 70,000 books, recorded books, music and DVDs along with 29 public computers, WiFi, comfortable chairs, pillows, reading nooks and a tutoring room, is a long way 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 favorite home for Bay Area professionals and built its first library in 1958. The new library building, financed entirely by the residents of Orinda, which includes an art gallery, community meeting rooms, a square and a café, was opened in October 2001 and proved to be a valuable building.

For many reasons, this is still one of the favorite libraries. First, the librarians are helpful and nice. They ‘re going out of their way to make sure you find what you need, and if you can’t, they ‘re going to help you find a similar resource. They’ll also keep an eagle ‘s eye on children to keep them safe if they feel that someone in the children’s area is suspicious.

Second, speaking of the children’s area, it’s just right for young people to sit and read in the windows of the sitting rooms, in the little tables and chairs, or in the sofas with adults. They’ve got a good collection of books for all levels of readers. Plus, there’s a “family” reading area nearby with children’s low chairs.Third, the weekend events are educational and fun. Where else can you take your babysitting kids to enjoy themselves and learn something in the process? All you need to do is check the event calendar on the website.

This well-known attraction is located near the following must-see sites in Orinda, California:

  • Orinda Community Center Park and Tennis Courts
  • Orinda Oaks Park
  • Siesta Valley Recreation Area
  • Bruns Memorial Amphitheater
  • Tilden Regional Park
  • Orinda Theatre
  • Briones Overlook 
  • Scotts Peak Trailhead

All of these wonderful offices are located just a short distance from our location on Boulevard Circle in historic Walnut Creek, California. Stop by for a visit anytime!