Library Development Services Bureau

The Library Development Services (LDS) Bureau:

  • Provides technical consulting about all aspects of library service, to help local libraries extend and improve services;
  • Administers state and federal library grant programs;
  • Works to enhance resource-sharing efforts among libraries of all types.

These activities help California's libraries maintain and support existing library programs and services; implement new methods for delivering cost-effective library services; extend library services to all Californians; and gain the greatest benefit from existing sources of funding and seek new funding opportunities.

The Bureau's primary programs include:

  • Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal program which provides grants for innovative library services, technological development, services for underserved populations, and library networking and resource sharing. Find more information about LSTA Grants in LSTA section.
  • California Library Literacy Services, which works to enable Californians of all ages to reach their literacy goals and use library services effectively.
  • California Library Services Act (CLSA), helps public libraries and cooperative public library systems provide coordinated information services, supports communication and delivery among libraries, and encourages interlibrary loans between libraries and direct loans to non-resident borrowers.

Please visit Services to Libraries section to find more information.


Library Development Services
California State Library
Library Annex
900 N Street, Fourth Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814-4800

(916) 653-5217
FAX (916) 653-8443