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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


    Historic California State Library

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    Stacks removed to West Sac before reno (view 2)

    Stacks removed to West Sac before reno (view 1)

    View from the second floor

    CSL, 2009

    Ceiling detail, front lobby, 2009

    Secret sunburst

    Statue detail, aka Harpzilla

    Waiting for a bus

    Statue detail, 2009

    Card catalog

    floor detail

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

    Main staircase before reno, 2009

    Ceiling chandelier, 2009

    Card catalog drawer

    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

    California State Library, Sacramento