Visit Us

We are delighted that you are thinking about visiting the California State Library! All are welcome to drop by any time during our open hours, attend one of our public events, or schedule a docent-led tour of the Library. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any specific questions you might have about visiting the State Library.

Locations and Hours

Location and hours for public service desks, reading rooms, and other State Library services.


Learn what’s happening today at the State Library.


Our exhibits feature historic and contemporary works from our vast collections.


The State Library conducts docent-led tours. You can also go on a self-guided or virtual tour.