Federal Depository Library Program
The Costa County Library was designated as a Federal Depository Library for the 10th Congressional District in 1964. As a selective depository established through the Federal Depository Library Program, the Library's mission is to make government publications freely available for the use of the general public and to meet the government information needs of the people who live and work in Contra Costa County. The Library emphasizes the online electronic format to maximize both accessibility to government publications by county libraries and cost effectiveness in library collection development.
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: Search for publications from all three branches of the Federal government.
- Locate Other Depository Libraries: Find federal depository collections in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
Search the Contra Costa County Library catalog for Federal Depository holdings.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov is your online guide to government information and services.
Discover U.S. Government information for all at govinfo.gov, opens a new window. Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
California State Depository Library Program
The California Library Distribution Act established the depository library program to make California state documents readily available to the citizens of the state. The California State Library is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Act by developing and maintaining standards for depository libraries, granting depository status to libraries, and administering the depository program.
Across the state, 103 libraries participate in the program, opens a new window and receive publications produced by California state agencies. Contra Costa County Library is a selective depository for state documents distributed by the Office of State Publishing.
Search the Library catalog for California State Depository holdings.
The official homepage of the State of California.
Who are my representatives? Find your State Senate, State Assembly or United States Congressional Representatives, as well as information on how you can contact them, here, opens a new window.
Contra Costa County Government
Need help with health care, clothing, food or utilities? Get information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the three digit, toll-free number 211 from any phone or search online, opens a new window
Learn more about the County's Homeless Services, opens a new window
View Contra Costa Health Services' community resources directory here, opens a new window
Apply for Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) here, opens a new window
Contra Costa County Public Law Library, opens a new window: Due to COVID-19, the library is currently closed to the public. The Martinez branch is available for assistance by telephone (925-646-2783), fax (925-646-2438) and EMAIL (reference.questionsCCCPLLIB@gmail.com).
Bay Area Legal Aid, opens a new window - Legal Advice Line: 800-551-5554
Need a lawyer? Go online at Contra Costa County Bar Association: Find a Lawyer, opens a new window or call 925-825-5700