Field Trip: California State Library

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California State Library

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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The California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The library collection includes more than 4 million titles, 6,000 maps, and 250,000 photographs. It has an extensive collection of documents from and about the state’s rich history and is one of the major genealogical reference libraries on the West Coast. It also holds significant collections from Mexico, the United Kingdom and Europe, with manuscripts dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The State Library is both a State and Federal Depository Library, providing free and open access to government information, and is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. It is home to the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library. It also directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs and services.


10:00am Arrival and tour
Participants arrive at the historic Library & Courts Building located at 914 Capitol Mall. Participants will enjoy an architectural tour of the building including viewing of statues, plaques, various rooms, Grand Stairway, and the Van Sloan and Dixon murals. Introduction to and viewing of the Special Collections.

12:00pm Lunch (provided)
Participants will enjoy a box lunch at the CA State Library building located at 900 N Street.

1:00pm Continue tour and viewing
Participants will continue to view elements of the Special Collections and engage in a Q&A and discussion with library staff.

3:00pm Departure


** Ticket price covers participant box lunch and event coordination. Participants must arrange for their own transportation to and from The California State Library. **

Date and Time

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California State Library

914 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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