members come from all walks of life.They include authors, historians,
genealogists, teachers, students, researchers, political and community
leaders, advertising professionals, designers and librarians, as well
as citizens from all parts of California. They join for many reasons,
both personal and professional. What they all have in common is a
sense of purpose in supporting one of Californias great institutions,
the California State Library.
too, can take advantage of the many benefits and privileges of Foundation
membership, benefits like:
to the Librarys collection of over 6 million items. Each is
ready for use by all Californians at the State Library in Sacramento
and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. Library staff provide unparalleled
service in helping you in your search for specific resources. Plus,
you can access the collection from your library and from your computer
through the Librarys home page which provides information
about electronic access to the State Librarys collections
Privileges. Those who join at the Contributor level ($100) receive
the same borrowing privileges as state employees. Rare materials,
of course, do not circulate.
Quarterly Foundation Bulletin with information on new items
in the collection, essays by noted California authors, updates on
new learning services in California libraries, Foundation-sponsored
exhibits, and public programs.
on selected Foundation publications.
to programs, exhibits, seminars and special State Library events
around the state.
Satisfaction of playing a role in preserving an important part
of Californias rich cultural heritage and supporting such
invaluable programs as the Braille & Talking Book Library.
Your Contribution. You can pledge your financial support to
specific programs of the Foundation or for use where your gift is
needed most. Contributions may also be made in memory of a loved
one or to honor the living. You may be confident that your
contributions are never used for general operating costs of the
California State Library.