Oakland Public Library, César E. Chávez Branch

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The César E. Chávez Branch Library, formerly the Latin American Library Branch, was founded in 1966. It was one of the first public libraries in the United States to offer services and materials in Spanish, and was the first branch library exclusively dedicated to the Spanish-speaking community in the United States. The branch opened at its current site in the Fruitvale Transit Village in February 2004. The César E. Chávez Branch is fully bilingual offering information services and collections in Spanish and English.

The Oakland Public Library, César E. Chávez Branch's digital collection at California Revealed consists of audio recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes recordings of panels, rallies, and forums relating to labor strikes, agriculture, and civil rights.

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3301 E. 12th St
Ste. 271
Oakland, CA 94601
United States

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