Are you looking for books on California history? We can help! In addition to our manuscripts, ephemera, periodicals, photos and other resources, we have over 80,000 California history-related books, making our collection one of the largest of its kind in the world. In our stacks, we have early cookbooks, diaries, county histories, and much more. To fully explore our books, please consult the library catalog or contact us.
We are thrilled that you want to borrow our items! We loan our circulating books directly to current state employees and indirectly to the general public via interlibrary loan. If you have any questions about borrowing our materials, please feel free to contact us.
To accommodate researchers who choose to visit us, we provide access to digital book-scanners that allow you to email or save scans of many of our books to a flash-drive free of charge. If you need paper copies, we have a coin-operated copy-machine. Each print-out costs 15 cents. We also permit no-flash photography of our rare books.