6120 State Library
Program Descriptions


The Library Development Services (LDS) program provides state and federal financial assistance to libraries and provides technical consulting assistance to help local libraries extend and improve services to all residents. LDS also provides oversight and implementation of the following statewide programs: (a) the California Library Services Act, (b) the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, and (c) the Library Services and Technology Act Program.

The California Library Services Act promotes resource sharing among public libraries in the state.

The California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program provides community-centered literacy assistance to English-speaking adults who have missed the opportunity to learn to read English in traditional learning settings.

The federal Library Services and Technology Act provides grants to libraries of all types on a competitive basis for (a) developing new and innovative library services, (b) providing technology assistance, (c) library networking and resource sharing, and (d) providing library services to underserved populations.

The Statewide Broadband Services ensure that public libraries have access to and are able to connect to a high-speed internet network.