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Historic California State Library

The 1920s Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, just renovated, has re-opened to the public. Presented here are photos before, during and after the renovation. For a virtual tour of the renovation of our beautiful library, be sure to check out the spectacular images here: http://www.library.ca.gov/about/renovation_demo.html

Stacks removed to West Sac before reno (view 2)

Stacks removed to West Sac before reno (view 1)

View from the second floor

Ceiling detail, front lobby, 2009

Statue detail, aka Harpzilla

Inspiration (2009). After the reno, the window behind her was opened to the light again.

Main staircase before reno, 2009

Ceiling chandelier, 2009

Looking north from Gillis Hall

Backward lettering

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California State Library, Sacramento

California State Library, Sacramento

California State Library, Sacramento

California State Library, Sacramento

California State Library, Sacramento

California State Library, Sacramento