Self Help

State Prisoner Library Requests

The following organizations help inmates/prisoners with their library requests:

  • Principal Librarian
    Department of Corrections
    Library Services Education and Inmate Programs Unit
    P.O. Box 942883-0001
    1515 S Street
    Sacramento, CA
  • Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)
    Penal Law Project
    Building 25, Suite 102
    Chico, CA 95929-0190
  • Prison Law Office (publisher of the California Prisoners’ Rights Handbook)the P.L.O. also offers resource guides on topics such as conditions, parole suitability, immigration, and criminal
    law information at this website.


  • Public Information Officers (PIOs) – Each prison in California has a PIO who is there to field inquiries about the institution they represent.  Find the PIO for the prison that is the subject of your inquiry here.

Get In touch

More Information


Monday - Thursday:
1-3:30 available by appointment only

Location and Phone

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 868-5320

Available Services

Including library services & resources availble for use

Information and Guidance

For example, which forms to complete and how to file them.