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California State Library

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-323-9759
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Lovely art

We only spent about 30 minutes here due to time left on our parking meter. In that short time, we... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Hard to Rate

I am not sure how to rate this. It is not something which you go to gaze at, nor something to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Gary D
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Founded in 1850 to provide research materials for government officials, this library is today available for public use and houses a collection of unique documents on the state's history.
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Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, CA
+1 916-323-9759
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We only spent about 30 minutes here due to time left on our parking meter. In that short time, we saw lovely murals, art, an exhibit about the Summer of Love, and had a brief chat with a librarian. I would recommend this for a...More

Thank pwillard
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I am not sure how to rate this. It is not something which you go to gaze at, nor something to participate in. Maybe it is a place to appreciate that we have something like this. My entry into this library was a 45 year...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful interior and exterior and the Supreme Court Chambers are in the building and are fabulous if you can enter them to look around

Thank sabbaticalplanner958
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited the library to gather information on relatives that lived in California during the gold rush. We viewed a variety of different records on microfiche, books, photographs and computer links. The staff was very helpful in providing us with all of these different resources....More

Thank travel4funRA
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Library staff are so helpful and the collection has considerable information on California history and pioneers. Well worth your time if you are researching your genealogy in California.

Thank AK2Mom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Located in a couple of buildings, the most impressive is the one colocated with the Courts. It's architecture is an adaptation of classic Greek architecture style popular in the 1920s. You can schedule a tour (go to the California State Library's web site for info),...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been able to make an appointment to take my class to view their wonderful collection historic California photographs. What an amazing resource right here in Sacramento. The staff is extremely knowledgable and accommodatiing when we've taken a field trip there. To see the collection,...More

Thank kayokayo
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were there trying to locate any printed information on a family member. Unfortunately, didn't find much but it was not for lack of effort on the part of the library staff. We really appreciated their kindness and willingness to help in our quest.

Thank MontereyGirl47
Reviewed 17 May 2016

California has so much history and this is a great place to review it for yourself and your history, along with the states.

Thank mazbarth
Reviewed 10 February 2016

A wonderful tour within a beautiful building. Recommend going on the website to schedule a tour with a docent.

Thank LoganTame
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