Sacramento City Library

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Sacramento City Library
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Sacramento City Library is located in Sacramento, California
Sacramento City Library
Sacramento City Library is located in California
Sacramento City Library
Sacramento City Library is located in the United States
Sacramento City Library
Location828 I St., Sacramento, California
Coordinates38°34′54.3″N 121°29′42.5″W / 38.581750°N 121.495139°W / 38.581750; -121.495139Coordinates: 38°34′54.3″N 121°29′42.5″W / 38.581750°N 121.495139°W / 38.581750; -121.495139
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectLoring P. Rixford
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Italian Renaissance
MPSCalifornia Carnegie Libraries MPS
NRHP reference No.92000967[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1992

The Sacramento City Library, also known as Central Branch, is part of the Sacramento Public Library system, and faces I Street in Sacramento, California near Sacramento City Hall.


The three story Italian Renaissance Revival style Sacramento Carnegie library opened on I street between 8th and 9th in 1918, replacing an earlier 1872 building one block to the west. The library was designed by Loring P. Rixford and was financed in large part by a $100,000 grant from Carnegie. The outside of the building retains much of its original appearance, the inside has been significantly updated to meet modern needs. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[2]

The library was built adjacent to City Plaza Park, now called Cesar E. Chavez Plaza.[3]


The one goal of the Sacramento Public Library involving volunteer programs is: Support library services for over 1.3 million residents in Sacramento County.[4]

In pursuit of that goal, the library uses volunteers to:

  • help with large and small one time projects.
  • assist librarians and other staff with ongoing special tasks.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Janet Larson (February 13, 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Sacramento City Library" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-23. Photos
  3. ^ "Great Places in America: Public Spaces". American Planning Association. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Sacramento Public Library FAQ". Sacramento Public Library. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

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