Government Services

Connect with civic and community services.

The Library can assist you with information on housing choice vouchers, tax or legal forms and other social services and benefits. Plus, we offer public computers and Wi-Fi to make accessing civic services as easy as possible.

  • Librarians are always ready to help you in your search for information.
  • All 28 locations offer computer and printing services.
  • If the Library doesn’t offer a service, we can help you find out who does.
2-1-1 Sacramento
Get referrals for local services, including health care, employment, and social services.

Housing Choice Voucher
Learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher program and other rental assistance programs in Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Law Library
Your best resource for legal research and information. Visit them at 609 9th Street in Sacramento or use their online law guides and legal forms.
 

Taxes

Tax forms are available online to download and print using our mobile printing service. You can print from anywhere on any device to the library’s printers and pick up curbside. Get help preparing your tax return
Call 2-1-1 or (916) 498-1000 to make an appointment for free tax preparation help. Phones are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for income-eligible families.  Get answers to tax questions
 
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
4330 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (916) 974-5225
M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Tax law questions
Help and resources
Services provided
 
California Franchise Tax Board
3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826-3893
Phone: (800) 852-5711
Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone hours: M-F 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Automated phone service: (800) 338-0505
Online help, including live chat

Where to file online   
Where to mail your paper tax return
Mailing addresses for your return, based on which form you are filing and whether you are enclosing a payment:  
Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA) Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), in partnership with the City and the County of Sacramento, is offering emergency rent and utilities assistance for renters impacted by COVID-19, through federal and state funding.

The application period for the Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA) Program Phase 2 will be February 25 – March 19, 2021.

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Have Questions?
Where can I get help with my tax return?

During tax season, call 2-1-1 or (916) 498-1000 to make an appointment for free tax preparation help for income-eligible families. Learn more on the United Way tax preparation services site.

Do you have tax forms?

Paper forms are no longer available, but all tax forms are available online. Stop by any of our locations if you need assistance printing tax forms.

Can a librarian help me with an online form or application?

Library staff are experts when it comes to finding information and can offer some basic computer assistance, however we are not legal, medical or tax experts. Librarians can usually refer you to an organization or service that can help if you need tax, legal or other specialized assistance.

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