Friday, July 27, 2012

Exhibitor Profile: California State Library

It is a pleasure to welcome the California State Library as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives. 

The California State Library, a California public research institution, provides its customers with the accurate, up-to-date information they need to do their jobs easily, quickly, and confidently. Whether you are a member of the general public, an elected official, a state employee, a representative of one of California’s libraries or a person with special reading needs, the California State Library is here for you. Our staff, including librarians, researchers and consultants, are at your service.

What We Do
The 162-year old California State Library serves the people of California in several ways:
  • Serves as the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature
  • Provides non-partisan research to the Legislature and the Governor
  • Collects, preserves, generates and disseminates information ranging from California's priceless historical items to today's online texts
  • Advises, consults with, and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries, and it directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs, and services
Some history
In 1850, California’s new legislature, seeing that the state’s facts, figures, and documents needed to be in a central location, established the California State Library in the State Capitol. In 1917, the California State Library established the Sutro Library in San Francisco from the private library of Adolph Sutro.

Stop by our exhibit at Family History Day to learn more about the California State Library and how our holdings may enhance your genealogical research.

Library and Courts II Building
900 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
General Information (916) 654-0266

State Library Divisions of genealogical interest
located at 900 N Street, Sacramento
California History Room
Room 200
(916) 654-0176

Room 100
(916) 654-0185

State Library Division located in San Francisco
Sutro Library (re-opens August 1, 2012)
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco 94132
(415) 469-6100

posted by Denise H. Richmond

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