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Photo: Richard Friedman

On Saturday, Berkeley welcomed a new West Branch library at 1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo). Read all about it in our story published last week. And enjoy these superlative photographs by Richard Friedman, taken on opening day.

Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman
Photo: Richard Friedman

Related:
New, $7.5m Berkeley West Branch library to open Saturday (12.12.13)
Berkeley Public Library South Branch: The Opening (05.13.2013)
City will replace destroyed 70-foot redwood with oak tree (12.19.12)
Contractor mistake damages lone redwood tree at library (10.11.12)
Renovated Claremont library branch opens Saturday (05.03.12)
Never let it be said that Berkeley doesn’t love its libraries (04.09.12)
A peek at the renovations at Berkeley’s branch libraries (08.16.11)
Berkeleyans rally to move forward on library renovations (04.27.11)
Richard Friedman: Right time, right place photography (12.22.10)

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