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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

1100 Broadway, 10th floor

Oakland, CA 94607


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.



By Public Transportation

CDL is located in front of the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Station exit. Visit the BART website for schedules and information.

For other transportation options, please visit 511 SF Bay, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s trip planning website.

Closest Airports

Oakland International Airport (OAK) – 10.7 miles from CDL

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – 23.1 miles from CDL

San Jose International Airport (SJC) – 41.5 miles from CDL