Alameda Free Library 1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA94501 Completed in 2006, the Alameda Free Library on the corner of Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue is a thoroughly modern,…More well-lit and full-service library. With wireless Internet access throughout, separate children's, teen's and adult sections, multiple reading and community meeting rooms, as well as a full line-up of literacy and cultural events, Alameda's main library is truly a community center. On the ground floor, Dewey's Friends Cafe, staffed and managed by volunteers from Friends of the Alameda Free Library, serves up coffee, tea and baked goods Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Alameda Police Department 1555 Oak St, Alameda, CA94501 The Alameda Police Headquarters building, located in downtown Alameda on the corner of Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue…More across from the Alameda Free Library, was dedicated in 1978. With 92 officers, down from a high of 112 before the closing of the Naval Weapons Station, the department provides comprehensive police services for island residents. The department also runs the city's animal control services, including the management of the Alameda Animal Shelter at 1590 Fortham Way. Individual and neighborhood crime reports, collision reports and other records requests can be made Monday through Thursday from 10am - 4pm at the Records Desk in the Police Department lobby. City of Alameda parking citations are paid at Alameda City Hall. Restraining orders are served by the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. For current Alameda crime data, the department offers a Crime Mapping service.
Alameda Free Library -- West End Branch 788 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA94501 Alameda Free Library's West End branch has several computer stations with Internet connections, and thousands of books,…More CDs, cassettes, books on tape and periodicals. With ongoing refurbishment under the Neighborhood Library Improvement Project, the branch has a certain classical charm inside. In addition, the library offers a number of programs, ranging from youth summer reading programs to adult computer literacy classes.
Smog Center Alameda 2267 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA94501 The Smog Center of Alameda has specialized in performing smog tests for residents since 2005. Located one block off of…More Park Street and near the library, customers can run errands while their cars are in the shop. Patrons receive timely smog tests from a friendly staff.