Contents 1 Services to the public 2 Library sections 2.1 Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library 2.2 Braille and Talking Book Library 2.3 California History Room 2.4 California Research Bureau 2.5 Government Publications 2.6 Information Services 2.7 Library Development Services Bureau 2.8 Sutro Library 3 References 4 External links


Services to the public[edit] The California State Library makes a wide range of services available to Californians. The library provides reference services to visitors of the library, as well as those contacting the California State Library via phone, fax, letter, email or TDD. Visitors are welcome to use the California State Library collections on site. The California State Library's circulating materials are loaned to the public through local libraries. Other services include Braille and recorded books, use of computers with internet access, online access to the library catalogs, and California state information. The library uses the OCLC Symbols CAX and SUTRO.


Library sections[edit] There are eight sections of the California State Library: the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library, Braille and Talking Book Library, the California History Room, the California Research Bureau, Government Publications, Information Services, Library Development Services Bureau, and the Sutro Library. Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library[edit] The Law Library collection contains standard primary and secondary legal resources in American law. Materials in the collection include federal and state appellate court decisions, session laws, codes/statutes, federal agency decisions, and Attorney General opinions of the U.S. and the fifty jurisdictions. These primary sources are supplemented by federal digests, the Pacific Digest, federal and regional citators, legal encyclopedias, law journals and periodicals, and current practice materials. Braille and Talking Book Library[edit] This service is affiliated with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress. It loans recorded and Braille books and magazines to Northern Californians who cannot read standard print due to visual or physical limitations. Special players to listen to the books are also loaned. The reading room houses assistive devices such as print magnifiers and scanners with voice output. The borrowing of materials in this collection is limited to eligible customers specially registered for the service. California History Room[edit] Independent gold miner on his way to California. New York: Kelloggs and Comstock ; Buffalo: Ensign & Thayer, c.1850. Hand-tinted lithograph, 12 x 8 in. The California History Room has current and historical information on California people, places and events. Materials in the collection include California phone books and city directories, California periodicals, newspapers and newspaper indexes, information files, pioneer letters, and information on California genealogy. One special collection available here that is not limited to California is the American Haiku Archives, which includes books, papers, letters, and other material relating to haiku poetry by poets from around North America. This archive is the world's largest public collection of haiku and related materials outside Japan. California Research Bureau[edit] The California Research Bureau prepares in-depth research reports on policy questions of interest to state officials. These non-partisan reports examine a broad spectrum of research and policy options and do not advocate a particular viewpoint. Each report includes essential background information, key data developed by CRB and other researchers, and a summary of the policy debate. Government Publications[edit] The Government Publications section also includes a full federal depository library and the state’s largest collection of California state government publications. The section serves as the sole regional depository for, and largest collection of, federal documents in California. It receives all publications distributed by the U.S. Superintendent of Documents to federal depository libraries, along with purchasing supplementary microfiche collections relating to federal reports, studies and documents. The Information Resources and Government Publications section is also responsible for managing the California State Depository Library Program. Information Services[edit] The Information Services staff manages the State Library’s general, circulating and reference collections. Materials in the collection are primarily in subject areas of interest to State government such as business, education, environment, industry standards, personnel training and development, management, public policy, social sciences and technology. Library Development Services Bureau[edit] The Library Development Services Bureau provides state and federal financial assistance to California libraries and provides technical consulting assistance to help local libraries extend and improve services to all Californians. The primary assistance programs of the Library Development Services Bureau include: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), a federal program which provides grants to libraries for innovative library services, technological development, services for underserved populations, library networking and resource sharing; Public Library Fund, a funding program under which the state contributes funding for basic local library services under specified conditions; California Library Literacy Services, which works to enable Californians of all ages to reach their literacy goals and use library services effectively; and California Library Services Act (CLSA), a program that helps public libraries and cooperative public library systems provide coordinated information services, supports communication and delivery among libraries, and provides reimbursement for interlibrary loans of materials and direct loans to non-resident borrowers. Sutro Library[edit] Sutro Library fifth and sixth floors John Paul Leonard Library San Francisco State University Sutro Library, located in San Francisco, has a collection of genealogical resources, such as state and local histories, and family histories. Apart from genealogical records for California, Sutro has records for all other states, including the U.S. Census from 1790 to 1920 (on microfilm) and materials helpful in tracing genealogy in foreign countries. The collection was built upon the donation[5] of Adolph Sutro, and contains many rare books. Sutro further emphasizes British studies of science, voyages and travels prior to 1900, Mexican history, and Hebraica. Sutro Library is located on the 5th Floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library on the San Francisco State University campus.


References[edit] ^ "California State Library". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1 April 1999. Retrieved 16 December 2016.  ^ Lockhart (2001) California State Library: Changing and Expanding Sites. California State Library Foundation Bulletin, No. 69 ^ California State Library Strategic Plan ^ Sutro Library houses Adolph Sutro's rare book collection, as well as local history and genealogical resources ^ Book plate of Sutro Library, San Francisco


External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to California State Library. Official website California State Library catalogs State Symbols (state flower, motto, etc.). California Research Bureau Reports Directions to the California State Library Locations and Service Hours Past State Librarians Publications Official blog U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: California State Library Howser, Huell (January 8, 2000). "State Library Treasures – California's Gold (2010)". California's Gold. Chapman University Huell Howser Archive.  v t e State libraries of the United States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 137937481 LCCN: n80020649 ISNI: 0000 0001 2167 1602 GND: 600738-7 SUDOC: 027499731 BNF: cb11871530p (data) NLA: 35024893 NKC: kn20110318019 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=California_State_Library&oldid=818023095" Categories: 1850 establishments in CaliforniaCalifornia State depository librariesFederal depository librariesGovernment agencies established in 1850Libraries in CaliforniaState agencies of CaliforniaState libraries of the United StatesSacramento, CaliforniaHidden categories: Articles needing additional references from November 2010All articles needing additional referencesCoordinates on WikidataWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with GND identifiersWikipedia articles with BNF identifiersWikipedia articles with NLA identifiers


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