General Collection

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The General Collection contains books, journals, videos, and other resources in many of the subject areas of interest to state government employees including:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Public policy
  • Social sciences
  • Technology

You can use our Online Catalog to search the California State Library's collections.

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Online Resources

State Workforce Training Books and Videos


Civil Service Exam Study Guides

Historical Collection

World Languages Collection

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