Rancho Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95827
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Going Green Commitments
- The Sacramento Public Library adheres to the water use policies of both the City and County of Sacramento. We are also doing our part to reduce water use. SPL doesn't water between October and March, and waters only once weekly from April through September, avoiding grass watering whenever possible.
- The Sacramento Public Library promotes public transportation for both patrons and staff, promoting better air quality in the region.
- SPL centralizes heating and A/C control for better conservation and efficiency, and turns off all computers and most lights when libraries are closed.
- SPL turns expired flyers into note paper slips for public use, and allows patrons to receive their receipts as emails instead of printouts. In addition, the library has increased the usage of eBooks and eMagazines over paper materials and will continue to do so. Furthermore, by providing reading materials to share, rather than having citizens buy their own copies of books and magazines, the Sacramento Public Library helps our region save thousands of trees per year.
- For more information on the environmentally friendly policies and benefits of the Sacramento Public Library, please visit www.saclibrary.org/About-Us
Hours of OperationTuesday and Wednesday: 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Thursday: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Friday: 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Saturday: 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
In 1857, some of Sacramento's leading citizens, including E. B. Crocker, Leland Stanford, and C. P. Huntington, formed the Sacramento Library Association to provide for the present generation and transmit to posterity ample and increasing means of information and improvement that it should flourish in years to come and rise to eminence among kindred institutions. The association transferred its building and collection over to the City of Sacramento in 1879 and city residents voted to turn the subscription association into a free library.
The Sacramento Free Public Library opened on June 14, 1879, with a collection of around 6,000 volumes to serve a city of 21,000.
Although time and trends have changed the delivery of library services over the last century and a half, the Library has never changed its commitment to providing those services with excellence and professionalism. Today, the Library remains the heart of the community, meeting the needs of its diverse population and responding to ever-changing interests.