Library Services

Library services are offered at all institutions to provide inmates with an extensive collection of recreational fiction and non-fiction books, as well as reference reading materials. 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 in accordance with all current court requirements. The libraries also offer materials to support inmate rehabilitation including resources on employment, community reentry, and life skills.


Available at all CDCR institutions.

Program Length

Library services at each institution has various specified library hours of operations.


Any inmate may request access to Library Services.

Contact Information

(916) 445-8035