FAQ

Membership

How flexible are your memberships?
Very! Memberships are month-to-month, providing the stability of a workspace when you need it along with the flexibility you need to grow your business.

How do I make changes to my member account?
Changes to your member information and account can be done through the member portal by logging in here. You can update your credit card, change your address, see past payments, make new payments, etc.

Workplace

What are your building hours? How do I gain access?
Building hours are 9AM-5PM. Members have 24/7 access with a key fob.

Am I allowed to bring my dog? What is your pet policy?
Our highest priority is to maintain a quality professional work environment for our Members. Pets can contribute to that in certain circumstances but can also be a detraction. If you want to bring a pet, please ask us first. We will work with you to see if we can agree on a trial period.

What’s the policy on phone use?
Temescal Works is a work environment, not a library, so phone use is expected. If you’re on the phone, please respect those around you by keeping a considerate tone. We have many phone booths, and strongly encourage using them when taking a call.

Who gets to use the kitchen?
We have a shared kitchen that’s available for anyone to use. Enjoy locally roasted coffee, an assortment of premium teas, and use of the refrigerator, toaster and microwave.

Where can I park around here?
2-hour street parking on 43rd Street, all day parking on 44th and 45th streets, and metered parking on Telegraph Avenue. We’re also conveniently located 3 blocks from MacArthur BART, and steps away from AC Transit lines.

Is there a place for me to store my bike?
We’ve got you covered with both indoor and outdoor bike racks.

Meetings

What’s your cancellation policy on meeting room bookings?
100% refund if the cancellation is seven (7) or more calendar days before the reservation; credit towards future meetings if the cancellation is one (1) to six (6) calendar days before the reservation; no refund or credit if cancellation is the same day as the reservation.

Mail Service

Do you provide mail service?
You may use our address to get mail and small packages delivered at no additional charge while you have an active monthly dedicated desk or office membership. We’ll hold your mail and small packages at the reception desk. This is an add-on for all other member types — just ask!

Do you provide virtual mail service?
Yes! Read more about our virtual mail services.

Internet

Is your Internet secure?
Yes, our Internet connection is very secure. Once a device connects to our network (via WiFi or Ethernet), it is given an IP address and is “jailed” in a holding cell. An offsite RADIUS authentication server is what grants or denies access to the network. A user must provide a username and password to be granted access. If you have sensitive data and wish to be on a network isolated from the main member network, ask us about having your own VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network).

How fast is the Internet?
We have a 1000mbps download and 500mbps upload speed over Ethernet Fiber technology.

COVID-19

Temescal Works abides by State of California and County of Alameda COVID-19 and public health orders and may modify the conditions for use of our space as such orders may require.

Is vaccination required to enter Temescal Works?
Proof of vaccination is not required for users of the space.

Do I have to wear a mask?
Masks are not required, but wear one if that’s comfortable for you!

What measures are taken for air quality?

  • Oxidization units added to all HVAC units and HVAC filters upgraded to recommended MERV-13 rating.
  • All enclosed private spaces (including meeting booths and private phone pods) equipped with circulating air purifier with True HEPA filter and internal UV light.
  • When weather permits, lots of fresh air from numerous windows, roll-up garage door, and building-wide air extractor.

What disinfecting measures are there?

  • Disinfectant supplies and hand sanitizers in all common areas.
  • Professionally cleaned throughout the week.

Oakland Coworking at Temescal Works
490 43rd Street Oakland, CA 94609

Map of 490 43rd Street

Building Hours

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
24/7 Access for Members

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