The Government Information Center (GIC) is a full depository for California State documents distributed through the Library Distribution Act. (California Gov. Code 14900). To locate a document, first check the SFPL catalog. Many newer documents and series (e.g. the state budget) are cataloged. If the document is not in the Library's catalog, check the Government Information Center's card catalog. The card catalog has agency and title access points only. Ask at the GIC desk if you need assistance, or call the GIC at 415-557-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to items received through the depository collection, the Library purchases items to supplement its collection of California government materials.
- California State Web page - the starting place for information about California government. You may find the alphabetical agency index useful.
- California Law - full text of the California Code online. You can also search for pending or recently passed legislation at the Official California Legislative Information site.
- California Legislative Analyst's Office provides fiscal and public policy advice to the California Legislature. The annual budget analysis provides an overview of agency missions, as well as information on proposed developments.