California Library Index HOME - Subjects

California College of the Arts Libraries: A directory of Bay Area Libraries with excellent collections of resources in arts, architecture and design, most of which are free to California residents. 


California Community College Libraries: A directory of Library Websites maintained by Librarian Kathy McGreevy of Santa Rosa Junior College.

California Digital Library
: "The CDL supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. In addition, the CDL provides tools that support the construction of online information services for research, teaching, and learning, including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively share their materials and provide greater access in digital content."


California Libraries by City: Sponsored by, this site provides a list of links to public libraries throughout California, listed by City. Also available are links to Public, Academic, Presidential, Law and National libraries throughout the United States.


California Library Directory: The California State library has developed an extensive list of annotated links to California's Public, Academic, Special, State Agency and County Law Libraries. The Public Library files are updated monthly.


California State Library: The State Library provides in-person reference and directional assistance to all Library Patrons throughout the State of California. The State Library Service Bureau (SLS) provides library services to a variety of library users, both directly and indirectly through other libraries. It also provides online access to the library's catalog, TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf and hearing impaired) access, a directory of California libraries, literacy tutoring programs, Internet access at specified public libraries, braille and recorded books, as well as library career and training information for California's diverse population, and a full range of library functions.


College and University Libraries: Provided by Best of the Web, this is a comprehensive directory of College and University Libraries.

Council of California County Law Librarians
: Use the list of links to access the websites for the California County Law Libraries. "The Council of California County Law Librarians is comprised of representatives from the County Law Libraries throughout the state. Mandated by statute in 1891, county law libraries are open to the public, are governed by Boards of Trustees, and are funded primarily by civil filing fees."

El Dorado County Law Library: "The El Dorado County Law Library offers self service computerized legal research at its two locations at 550 Main Street, Suite A, in Placerville and at its newly relocated branch in the County Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. The service includes CD ROM and on line access to Lexis Nexis at no charge. Free training is also available."

El Dorado County Library: For library hours by location in El Dorado County, look on the main page under Library Hours.

Folsom Public Library: Check the web page for address and hours..


Guide to Bay Area Libraries: A regional directory of Northern California Library Systems in the East Bay, Monterey, North Bay, Peninsula, Sacramento, San Francisco and South Bay Areas. Information was collected by the librarians at Saint Mary's College of California, and is maintained by Susan Birkenseer, Reference and Instruction Librarian.


LibDex - The Library Index: A selected directory to Libraries in the United States, and other countries of the world. Use this site for a one-step connection to their online catalogs. Also includes indexes to Publisher's Catalogs, Library Journals, and Multiple Reference Links.

Library of Congress: "The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts." Use the A-Z index to locate published materials on a particular subject or go to the bottom of the index screen and click on, "Search the Library of Congress website", in order to use the keyword search engine.

Library of Congress Classification Outline: This page lists the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification used by most College/University Libraries in the United States. The call numbers on the spine labels of each book on the library shelves include the combination of these letters and numbers which represent the subject categories in this classification system.

Lib-Web-Cats: This site is a directory of public libraries in the United States. Each listing includes links to the library's website and online catalog. Other information available includes the geographic location, address, library type, current and previous library automation systems used, and the size of the library's collection. Maintained by Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN.

Marshall Hospital Community Health Library: Local public library for medical research in Placerville.

Northern California Public Libraries: This Library Directory was compiled with the help of Ana-Elba Pavon of the San Francisco Public Library and sponsored by Bibliotecas Para La Gente, National Organization to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking.


Sacramento Public Library: Home Page for Libraries serving the Sacramento Area, including links to the Regional Branches. The Central Library is located at 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, (916)264-2920.

Sacramento State University Library
: Use OneSearch to find books, articles, media, and digital collections.


Sierra College Library: The campus library for Sierra College which has more than 65,000 volumes with subscriptions to over 200 periodicals. This college is located in Rocklin, California.


Universal Digital Library:  Carnegie Mellon University has digitally preserved literary, artistic, and scientific works, and has made them available without charge in ebook format. "Within 10 years, it is our expectation that the collection will grow to 10 Million books." Browse to find many FREE TEXBOOKS on many academic subjects.


University Library @ University of California - Davis: Home Page for searching the UC Library Catalog, MELVYL, with links to Subject Collections in the Special Libraries. Specific search capability for the UC Davis Library Collection.