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Building Access

The California Digital Library is located on the second and fourth floors of the Oakland Scientific Facility, a high-security building. In order to gain access to the building, you must first arrange with a member of the CDL to register your name with the lobby security desk. Upon arrival, use the outside intercom to identify yourself to the security guard. You will then be allowed to enter the building, sign in at the security desk, and proceed to the second or fourth floor.

California Digital Library
University of California
Office of the President
415 20th Street, 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2901

Phone: (510) 987-0425

California Digital Library photograph

Directions to Building

By Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

We are directly across the street from the 19th Street BART station.

  • Visit BART for schedule.

By car

Several parking lots are within a short walking distance of the building. The closest lot is on the same block as the CDL at 410 19th Street (there is also an entrance on Franklin Street). Expect to pay from $10 to $18 to park all day.

From area airports

Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 10.7 miles from CDL.

  • BART
  • Taxi or shuttle service

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 23.1 miles from CDL.

  • BART
  • Taxi or shuttle service

San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 41.5 miles from CDL.

  • Taxi or shuttle service

By other mass transit

Visit 511 for other transportation options in the Bay Area.