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Gavin Newsom

California Governor

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Greg Lucas

California State Librarian

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California Public Library Statistics

154M+

library visits

231,824

children's programs

7.4M+

children's program attendance

278M+

total collection use

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Welcome to the California State Library

Find out about the California State Library and the services it offers and its amazing collections.