Root Cellar's Library

Root Cellar Library Docents are performing a shelf check of our holdings to insure its correctness. With nearly 6,000 volumes in the library, this is a long and arduous task, but the result will be a searchable catalog on the Library page of this website. Patrons will know before journeying to the California State Archives whether or not we have the sought after materials. While this will takes some time to complete, we have posted a searchable PDF file for you to download and use on your computer. It is about 95% accurate. We hope this will help your research.


The following link will take anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes to download the file.

Root Cellar's Library Catalog (50 MB. posted Dec. 31, 2012)


Click here to display a page containing a map to this facility (located at the bottom of the page).



The Library was recently profiled in the Vol 36, No. 1 (Feb. 2014) issue of ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES which can be found in the members-only section of this website. It includes a list of new additions.


And as a side note: if you are interested in giving back to Root Cellar, please volunteer to help complete the shelf check. Contact Sammie Hudgens or Denise Miller to find out more information.

Root Cellar's Library is located at the
California State Archives
1020 O Street, Sacramento, California
Finding the library room:
Proceed to the fourth floor of the Sec. of State Archives building. The Root Cellar library is in one
of the rooms adjacent and connecting to the big round pubic reading area. To avoid paying
for parking, take the light rail system. The Archives Plaza Station is nearby.
When you visit, don't forget to sign the visitor log. Knowing when patrons
use the facility is key to scheduling volunteer Docents and facility hours.
Library Holdings Online Catalog Project Update – March 3, 2014
Inventory of the library's holdings has been completed. Catalog data is currently being prepared for posting on the website's Library page. Goal is to complete this project by the end of the year. A lot of credit goes to Denise Miller who has spent uncounted hours creating the inventory and many more to do data preparation. Thanks also goes to Ron Setzer for technical support.