San Francisco Public Library

California Government

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

In addition to items received through the depository collection, the Library purchases items to supplement its collection of California government materials.

Web Resources

SFPL Online Resources