California Government

5th Floor

Great Seal of CaliforniaSan Francisco Public Library (SFPL) has been a full depository for California State documents since October 15, 1945. However, the collection at SFPL dates back to 1850, the early days of California statehood. Through the depository program, the Government Information Center houses state agency annual reports, budgets and financial analysis, directories, research reports, periodicals published by state agencies, and other select documents.

As yet, not all of the documents are in the online library catalog. For now, it is recommended that the classic catalog is used to access the collection so that documents that have been digitized can be easily viewed. If you need assistance, contact the Government Information Center at 415.557.4400, or send an email to

Web Resources

SFPL Databases

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