Interlibrary Reference

Information Needed For Requests

Please supply the California State Library with the date of your request; your deadline (if any); the address to which to send materials (include street address if UPS delivery is needed); the reference question, explained as fully as possible; the kind of information needed; sources already checked.

Where To Send Requests

Californiana, genealogy
for California families

California State Library
Attn: California History Room
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
cslcal@library.ca.gov
Fax: 916-654-8777
Phone: 916-654-0176

Federal, state, and local documents
Same as above, except
Attn: Government Publications Section
cslgps@library.ca.gov
Fax: 916-376-5310
Phone: 916-654-0261

Legal materials
Same as above, except
Attn: Witkin State Law Library of California
csllaw@library.ca.gov
Fax: 916-654-2039
Phone: 916-654-0185

Genealogy (except for California)
Sutro Library
480 Winston Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
sutro@library.ca.gov
Fax: 415-557-9325
Phone: 415-731-4477

All other (and when in doubt)
California State Library
Information Services Section
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
cslinfo@library.ca.gov
Fax: 916-376-5310
Phone: 916-654-0261

Limitations On What We Can Answer

The California State Library does not handle some kinds of questions because they call for judgments that are inappropriate for staff to make or because of the staff time required. We do not provide legal or medical advice, interpretation or research.

Alternative Sources Of Information

The California State Library is happy to provide referral sources for information it can not provide.