California State Library services, collections, events, state symbols, online resources, press releases, genealogy, tours, gold rush.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
WHAT ARE CALIFORNIA’S OFFICIAL STATE SYMBOLS?
See the list of unique items that represent California.Learn more about State Symbols
The California State Library’s Genealogy Hub offers helpful links, suggestions, and tools for your family history research.Learn More
EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND PROCLAMATIONS
from every governor since California became a state in 1850 through 2007Learn More
California Public Library Statistics
children's program attendance
total collection use
FEATURED ONLINE EXHIBITS
Welcome to the California State Library
Find out about the California State Library and the services it offers and its amazing collections.