Welcome to the IGS Library


IGS Library Fall Semester 2023 Hours:
Monday through Friday:
  • 9am-1pm quiet study - no library staff are available.
  • 1pm-5pm - book checkout and returns, staff are available.

The Library Corner (TLC)

The IGS Library is one of the nation’s major collections in public administration, public affairs, and public policy. The library holds more than 400,000 volumes and is a depository for California local government documents.

Upcoming Closures:

  • The library will be closed on Friday, Oct. 6 for the D&E research symposium
  • The library will close at noon on Friday, Oct. 27 for an event.
  • The library will close at 3pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 for an event.
  • The library be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Need Research Assistance?

Library staff are available for research and reference help via phone, email, or video chat.
Please email us at with questions or to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. 

Group and individual study space is available at the IGS Library, Rm. 111

Students with a valid CalNet ID can book the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service Study Room between 9am and 5pm.

The Matsui Study Room can accommodate an individual or a small group. It has a large table (seats ten), plenty of chairs, monitor (HDMI cable included), and a small whiteboard. 

Want to know more about Hon. Robert Matsui and the IGS Mastui Center? Read this!