California State Library

California State Library


 (916) 654-0266

 (916) 654-0064

 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The California State Library, a California public research institution, provides its customers with the accurate, up-to-date information they need to do their jobs easily, quickly, and confidently. Whether you are an elected official, a state employee, a representative of one of California’s libraries, a person with special reading needs or a member of the general public, the California State Library is here for you. The staff, including librarians, researchers, and consultants are at your service.

The 157-year old California State Library serves the people of California in several ways:
-central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature
-provides non-partisan research to the Legislature and the Governor
-collects, preserves, generates, & disseminates information ranging from California’s priceless historical items to today’s online texts
-advises, consults with, and provides technical assistance to California’s public libraries, and it directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs, and services.