As recommended by the California Department of Public Health and as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19, the California Energy Commission Library is closed to employees and the public. In-person appointments and circulation services are temporarily suspended. Reference requests or information about library resources can be obtained by emailing the Library at


  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Open to the public by appointment only
  • Closed on observed state holidays


  • 1516 Ninth Street
  • Sacramento, CA 95814

The California Energy Commission Library provides information services, books, documents, and other resources on energy-related topics to the public and state employees. Visitors to the Energy Commission can use the materials in the library. Books and other resource materials cannot be checked out.

Use the online catalog to search for books, journals, Energy Commission reports, power plant applications, and other proceedings. The Energy Commission can also borrow materials from any library in the United States including governmental agency libraries and university and college libraries.