California State Library

Contact Information

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Address
Hours
Currently, by appointment only; times vary by Section.
Contact
Website

38.575783, -121.496408

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
No
Onsite technology available
Yes
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

Please visit the California State Library's Covid-19 Information page for information about making appointments and about access. 

Management

Archive / Collection information

The California State Library, comprising sections including California History, Information Services, Government Publications, and the Witkin Law Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco, holds a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Los Angeles, including manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs and other visual resources, ephemera, vertical files, and more.  To search our holdings, go to library.ca.gov and click Catalog; for contact information on our various public service desks, go to: https://www.library.ca.gov/contact-us/.

The California State Library seeks to make researchers and members of the general public aware of its wide variety of holdings concerning the Los Angeles region and to encourage their use. Though physically located in Northern California, the Library seeks to meet its statewide mission by serving users' needs via research and references services, interlibrary loan, and its ongoing digitization program.