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California State Library

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Magnificent, Historic Courthouse and Library

The Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building next to the Capitol building was only a few years ago... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
jenedc2016
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Santa Rosa, California
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I'm a nerd. I admit it. And being around old, OLD books, and the associated history of the... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
DavidG5604
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Sacramento, California
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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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Reviewed July 2, 2018

The Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building next to the Capitol building was only a few years ago fully refurbished and restored, and again opened to the public. This is a magnificent building with extensive murals and other artwork. It houses both the main part...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I'm a nerd. I admit it. And being around old, OLD books, and the associated history of the building they're housed in is a great way to kill an hour.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DavidG5604
Reviewed October 1, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pwillard
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gary D
Reviewed May 24, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank sabbaticalplanner958
Reviewed November 29, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank travel4funRA
Reviewed September 15, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank AK2Mom
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank GPToak
Reviewed August 10, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank kayokayo
Reviewed July 15, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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