Sacramento History Online

Historic Sacramento Photograph and Document Archive

About the Sacramento Public Library Sacramento Room

The Sacramento Room opened to the public in April of 1995 and is housed on the second floor of the Central Library, providing access to six collections on Sacramento County history and life. It includes city directories and telephone books, local yearbooks, and a periodical collection. The Sacramento Area Authors Collection consists of books by and about authors who have lived a formative or substantial part of their lives in Sacramento. The California Collection encompasses the history and life of California and includes journals, diaries, and biographies of prominent figures in all aspects of the state as well as information on the natural history, culture, culture, and social life of California. The Printing and Book Arts History Collection depicts the history of books: including printing, binding, papermaking, type design, and illustration. This collection has many examples of printing by fine presses throughout the world. The Special Collection includes materials which require special handling and storage. Many of these first edition, autographed books are kept in the Sacramento Room's atmosphere-controlled vault. The Sacramento Public Library Collection chronicles the history of local libraries through publications, scrapbooks, ledgers, posters and many other items.

Copyright Policy

Materials on this website from the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library are under copyright status and are reproduced for the purpose of private study only. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission of the copyright owner, the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library.

For Further Information

Sacramento Public Library
Sacramento Room
Central Library
828 "I" Street
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: 916-264-2770
Fax: 916-264-2884