In the Spotlight
- Press Release – The Death of Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian Emeritus.
- The State Library will be closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Press Release – Braille and Talking Book Library Featured in Exhibit at the State Capitol, January 9-22, 2017.
- The California State Library will be closed December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017. The Sutro Library in San Francisco will be closed beginning noon, December 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017.
- The California State Library's Sacramento reading rooms will close at 12 PM on Thursday, December 8. The Sutro Library in San Francisco will be closed all day Thursday, December 8.
- Press Release – California State Library provides funds for libraries hit hard by summer wildfires through federal Library Services and Technology Act.
- November 2016 Election Update: Demographic Shifts in California's Legislature – new report by the California Research Bureau
- New – California Research Bureau's searchable database of frivolous action motions filed in California Superior Courts.
- The California State Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2016, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
- State Librarian Greg Lucas talks about the library's role in supporting public libraries and its eclectic collection in a Comcast Newsmakers interview.
- The State Library will be closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
- New Exhibit in Gillis Hall and Circulation Room, Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building – "Afflicting the Comfortable: California's Editorial Cartoonists".
- The California Research Bureau of the State Library releases new report, Sober Living Homes in California: Options for State and Local Regulations.
- Local Libraries Awarded $1 Million for Innovative Grants.
2016-17 Pitch-an-Idea Grant Recipients
- FORUM: "The Caryl Chessman case and its lasting impact on the death penalty debate."
Announcing the Summer Reading Challenge Winners!
- Join our team! The State Library is hiring an Associate Personnel Analyst. Apply by 9/20/2016.
- A Night at the State Library Presents: The Golden Gate Bridge – An Insider's View, Wednesday, September 14, 6 – 7 PM
- The California State Library will be closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.
- California State Library announces the Mental Health Initiative grant