California History Section

Yosemite National Park. Shows two women and man in clearing. Yosemite Falls in background. 1925

Current Display

While we are closed to in-person visitors, please enjoy some of the online exhibits created by the State Library’s Exhibits and Preservation unit!

Honors and Recognitions

Celebrate Imperial County, Calexico and preserving your pandemic stories with us!

Next Event

October 2020: Join us for our 10th annual (and 1st virtual) Sacramento Archives Crawl during the month of October!

The California History Section holds a premier collection of documents from and about California's rich history. Our vaults house thousands of rare books, maps, newspapers, and periodicals in addition to a huge collection of one-of-a-kind photographs, letters, and ephemeral items such as posters, pamphlets and sheet music. Regardless of whether you're a serious researcher, a fourth grader or an average person visiting Sacramento, we'll have a resource for you!

  Contact Us

California History Room
California State Library
900 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-4869

Days & Hours
M–F 9:30–4:00, excluding State holidays
(916) 654-0176