May 18, 2022

California State Library Reopens Tomorrow After $49 Million Renovation

From Capital Public Radio:

Gerry McGinnity [Acting State Librarian of California] explains, the 85 year old structure is reopening after a $49 million renovation.

“The building has been closed since 2009 for modernizing a little bit.”

Including a special sprinkler system to protect books and artwork, and better lighting.

Listen to the Complete Report

More in this Media Release:

The building, a remarkable example of Neo-classical architecture located at 914 Capitol Mall, has been fully restored to its original beauty.

Help us celebrate our move back to this historic building February 11–14, 2014. We have put together a series of special events, exhibits and presentations for this week of celebration. The festivities begin Tuesday, February 11, and continue throughout the week.

See Also: Learn More About the Renovation Project

See Also: Take a Virtual Tour

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