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The Central Library is the largest of the 28 libraries in the Sacramento Public Library System. We are located downtown near parking and public transportation. The original 1918 Carnegie building was greatly expanded in 1992 and includes kids’ and teens’ spaces, a Friends of the Library sale area, and rentable meeting rooms.

The Central Library has an extensive collection of materials on Sacramento history, newspaper archives, genealogy (courtesy of the Genealogical Association of Sacramento), a passport application service and materials for students and job seekers. We also house the I Street Press, for writers who want to self-publish their work. The Veterans Resource Station is available to connect veterans and their families to the benefits and resources they need to thrive.

The Central Library is proud to be a Federal Depository Library.

828 I St.

Sacramento, CA 95814

Nearest Cross Street: 9th St (Parking Garage at 8th & J St)

Nearest Transit Stop: 9th St & I St (SB)

Parking: See parking options



12 p.m. - 5 p.m.




10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Meeting Rooms

Contact Library

Branch Amenities

Book Drop:

Next to the J street library entrance and on 8th street

Quiet Areas & Study Rooms:

  • Fourth floor quiet area
  • Meeting Room:

    Book a meeting room


    • 288,000
    • Special collections:
      • College and Career Center
      • Genealogy Collection
      • Chinese, Russian and Spanish language materials

    Computing & Workstations:

    Reserve a computer
    • 43 Internet & MS Workstations
    • 1 Early Learning Workstations
    • 23 Online Catalog Workstations
    • 4 Express Internet & Microsoft Office Workstations
    • Photocopier/Printer
    • WiFi

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