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 1917 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 Society 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.
View our events on a printable monthly calendar.
Nearest Cross Street: 9th St (Parking Garage at 8th & J St)
Nearest Transit Stop: 9th St & I St (SB)