IGS Library


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.

The Library Corner - Spring 2024 Edition

March 22, 2024
Accessing our Historical Collections 1920-1983

Did you know that IGS Library historical materials collected before 1983 are not readily discoverable in UC Library Search, the UC library catalog??

In addition to policy reports, pamphlets, books and journals, the IGS Library has an extensive historical collection of state and local government information. Library staff utilize our knowledge of the collection along with several analog tools or “card catalogs” to assist researchers with uncovering materials for their work.

We rely heavily on the Author...

March 5, 2024 Ballot Prop. 1

Proposition 1: The Behavioral Health Services Program and Bond Measure. Authorizes $6.38 Billion in Bonds to Build Mental Health Treatment Facilities for Those With Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges; Provides Housing for the Homeless. Legislative Statute. Summary

Proposition 1 has been placed on the ballot by the California State Legislature and consists of two components, one that amends an existing law and one that establishes a new bond.

In general terms, Prop. 1 will create housing and treatment options, especially...

California Ballot Proposition Guides

These guides contain concise descriptions of ballot measures including non-partisan analyses, official voter information, background materials, pro-and-con websites, newspaper articles and editorials, opinion polls, political endorsements, and financial contribution records.

Paul King

Library Supervisor and PPIC Coordinator
Institute of Governmental Studies
Paul King is the Circulation Supervisor and PPIC Coordinator for the Institute of Governmental Studies Library. In addition, he serves as reference staff and a technical services professional. Paul studied political science at Evergreen College in Olympia, WA.