Library Services

Library services are offered at all institutions to provide incarcerated individuals with an extensive collection of recreational fiction and non-fiction books, as well as reference reading materials. Reference reading materials may include selected periodicals, encyclopedias, selected Career Technical Education textbooks, college level textbooks, and basic literacy materials.

Legal research materials in all of the libraries are offered in digital format and provide meaningful access to the courts following all current court requirements. The libraries also provide materials to support incarcerated individuals rehabilitation including resources on employment, community reentry, and life skills.

Library staff support and promote continuous learning through various innovative programs which may include book clubs, study groups, or similar activities which promote life-long literacy and numeracy. 


Library Services are available at all CDCR institutions.

Program Length

Library services at each institution have specified library hours of operations.


Any incarcerated individual may request access to Library Services.

Contact Information

(916) 445-8035