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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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COVID-19 Guidance for Re-opening Libraries

Guidance for the re-opening of California libraries for in-person services including currently published library re-opening plans, related public health research, feedback from library directors across the state, and guidance published by the State of California for industries that share like issues.

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Gavin Newsom

California Governor

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Greg Lucas

California State Librarian


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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.