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California State Library

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California State Library
California State Library Logo.jpg
California State Library
Established1850; 170 years ago (1850)
LocationSacramento, California
Coordinates38°34′35″N 121°29′46″W / 38.5762942°N 121.4960664°W / 38.5762942; -121.4960664[1]
SizeOver 5 million items
Other information
DirectorGreg Lucas, State Librarian

The California State Library collects, preserves, generates and disseminates a wide array of information. It was founded in 1850 by the California State Legislature.[2] Today, it is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The California State Library advises, consults with and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries. It directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs. The California State Library's mission is to serve as "...the state’s information hub, preserving California’s cultural heritage and connecting people, libraries and government to the resources and tools they need to succeed and to build a strong California."[3] With the exception of the Sutro Library[4] in the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University, the other three branches are located in Sacramento, California, at 914 Capitol Mall, 900 N Street and at the State Capitol.

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(guitar music) (guitar music) The California State Library is your library. Serving Californians since 1850 as our state has grown so has our mission to preserve California history and culture and to make information more accessible to everyone. You can use the library to explore California's past and prepare for its future or even research your own family history. Our collections include thousands of one-of-a-kind items such as rare books, historic maps, photographs, and art. All celebrating the Golden State. We provide access to government documents as a law library and a federal depository. Our Braille and Talking Book Library brings news in literature to people unable to read standard print because of a disability. And through digital preservation were insuring that our history will be there for future generations. You can explore our collections online or visit us right in the heart of the capital city. The California State Library preserving our heritage shaping our future.


Services to the public

The California State Library makes a wide range of services available to Californians. The library provides reference services to visitors of the library, as well as those contacting the California State Library via phone, fax, letter, email or TDD. Visitors are welcome to use the California State Library collections on site. The California State Library's circulating materials are loaned to the public through local libraries. Other services include Braille and recorded books, use of computers with internet access, online access to the library catalogs, and California state information.

The library uses the OCLC Symbols CAX and SUTRO.

Library sections

There are eight sections of the California State Library: the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library, Braille and Talking Book Library, the California History Room, the California Research Bureau, Government Publications, Information Services, Library Development Services Bureau, and the Sutro Library.

Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library

The Law Library collection contains standard primary and secondary legal resources in American law. Materials in the collection include federal and state appellate court decisions, session laws, codes/statutes, federal agency decisions, and Attorney General opinions of the U.S. and the fifty jurisdictions. These primary sources are supplemented by federal digests, the Pacific Digest, federal and regional citators, legal encyclopedias, law journals and periodicals, and current practice materials.

Braille and Talking Book Library

This service is affiliated with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress. It loans recorded and Braille books and magazines to Northern Californians who cannot read standard print due to visual or physical limitations. Special players to listen to the books are also loaned. The reading room houses assistive devices such as print magnifiers and scanners with voice output. The borrowing of materials in this collection is limited to eligible customers specially registered for the service.

California History Room

Independent gold miner on his way to California. New York: Kelloggs and Comstock ; Buffalo: Ensign & Thayer, c.1850. Hand-tinted lithograph, 12 x 8 in.
Independent gold miner on his way to California. New York: Kelloggs and Comstock ; Buffalo: Ensign & Thayer, c.1850. Hand-tinted lithograph, 12 x 8 in.

The California History Room has current and historical information on California people, places and events. Materials in the collection include California phone books and city directories, California periodicals, newspapers and newspaper indexes, information files, pioneer letters, and information on California genealogy. One special collection available here that is not limited to California is the American Haiku Archives, which includes books, papers, letters, and other material relating to haiku poetry by poets from around North America. This archive is the world's largest public collection of haiku and related materials outside Japan.

California Research Bureau

The California Research Bureau prepares in-depth research reports on policy questions of interest to state officials. These non-partisan reports examine a broad spectrum of research and policy options and do not advocate a particular viewpoint. Each report includes essential background information, key data developed by CRB and other researchers, and a summary of the policy debate.

Government Publications

The Government Publications section also includes a full federal depository library and the state's largest collection of California state government publications. The section serves as the sole regional depository for, and largest collection of, federal documents in California. It receives all publications distributed by the U.S. Superintendent of Documents to federal depository libraries, along with purchasing supplementary microfiche collections relating to federal reports, studies and documents. The Information Resources and Government Publications section is also responsible for managing the California State Depository Library Program.

Information Services

The Information Services staff manages the State Library's general, circulating and reference collections. Materials in the collection are primarily in subject areas of interest to State government such as business, education, environment, industry standards, personnel training and development, management, public policy, social sciences and technology.

Library Development Services Bureau

The Library Development Services Bureau provides state and federal financial assistance to California libraries and provides technical consulting assistance to help local libraries extend and improve services to all Californians.

The primary assistance programs of the Library Development Services Bureau include: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal program which provides grants to libraries for innovative library services, technological development, services for underserved populations, library networking and resource sharing; Public Library Fund, a funding program under which the state contributes funding for basic local library services under specified conditions; California Library Literacy Services, which works to enable Californians of all ages to reach their literacy goals and use library services effectively; and California Library Services Act (CLSA), a program that helps public libraries and cooperative public library systems provide coordinated information services, supports communication and delivery among libraries, and provides reimbursement for interlibrary loans of materials and direct loans to non-resident borrowers.

Sutro Library

Sutro Libraryfifth and sixth floorsJohn Paul Leonard LibrarySan Francisco State University
Sutro Library
fifth and sixth floors
John Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University

Sutro Library, located in San Francisco, has a collection of genealogical resources, such as state and local histories, and family histories. Apart from genealogical records for California, Sutro has records for all other states, including the U.S. Census from 1790 to 1920 (on microfilm) and materials helpful in tracing genealogy in foreign countries. The collection was built upon the donation[5] of Adolph Sutro, and contains many rare books. Sutro further emphasizes British studies of science, voyages and travels prior to 1900, Mexican history, and Hebraica. Sutro Library is located on the 5th Floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library on the San Francisco State University campus.


  1. ^ "California State Library". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1 April 1999. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ Lockhart (2001) California State Library: Changing and Expanding Sites. California State Library Foundation Bulletin, No. 69
  3. ^ "California State Library Strategic Plan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  4. ^ Sutro Library Archived 2016-06-28 at the Wayback Machine houses Adolph Sutro's rare book collection Archived 2008-01-18 at the Wayback Machine, as well as local history and genealogical resources
  5. ^ Book plate of Sutro Library, San Francisco

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