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2020 Annual Report

The California State Library issued its 2020 Annual Report, highlighting its work to support California's 1,128 public library branches, provide research and information to policy makers and state employees, and preserve and share the state’s rich cultural heritage with all Californians.

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California State Library Digital Preservation Strategy

To ensure the continued use of the California State Library collections, the library has established a strategy of active preservation with the aim of safeguarding the authenticity and utility of all resources and collections entrusted to its care.

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Gavin Newsom

California Governor

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Greg Lucas

California State Librarian

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California Public Library Statistics

138M+

library visits

251,481

children's programs

7.9M+

children's program attendance

256M+

total collection use

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Welcome to the California State Library

Find out about the California State Library and the services it offers and its amazing collections.