Hit the books: BARTable libraries

Downtown Berkeley Library

Eating and drinking are not allowed on BART, but reading is. And there’s no better place to pick up a good book than the library.

BARTable library

But a modern library is about a lot more than books. Take the Berkeley Central Library, just a block-and-a-half from Downtown Berkeley BART. Inside you’ll find film screenings, poetry readings, business seminars and more. The library hosts tons of kids’ events, including LEGO building the first Friday of every month.

Visit their events page for a full listing.

Oakland Library

Also BARTable is the Oakland Public Library Main Branch at 124 14th Street, 5 blocks from Lake Merritt BART. The Oakland Library also has great online resources like this blog

Oakland Library

The San Francisco Main Library is at 100 Larkin Street just across from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART station. is at 100 Larkin Street just across from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART station.


The main branch of the Hayward Library is located at 835 C Street, about a 4-minute walk from Hayward BART.

The Fremont Main Library is a half-mile, or about a 10-minute walk from the Fremont BART station.

So hit the books at one of the Bay Area’s great BARTable libraries. Upload a photo of yourself and your favorite book to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #BARTable to let us know what you’re reading.

BARTable Library

BARTable Library

BARTable Library

Berkeley Central Library 2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Nearest BART Station: 
Downtown Berkeley
Walking time: 
1 minute
Nearest BART Station: 
Downtown Berkeley

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