LBPL To-Go is now available at the following libraries: Billie Jean King Main, Michelle Obama, Mark Twain, Los Altos, Harte, El Dorado, and Bay Shore. 

LBPL To-Go provides safe access to physical library materials through limited walk-up and curbside pickup service. Outdoor book drops are now open for returns. Learn more about LBPL To-Go.

Archives Unbound Now Available in the LBPL Digital Library

LBPL is excited to launch direct access to nearly 300 collections of digitized archival materials through Archives Unbound. History in a whole new light!

Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. There is no better way to study the past than through consultation of primary source documents. These topically-focused digital collections of historical documents support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. High-schoolers will also benefit from these primary source materials.

Particular strengths in the Archives Unbound catalog include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; Indigenous American studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBTQ studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. 
California County and Regional Histories & Atlases are also included.

Archives Unbound consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Individual titles in the collection range between 1,200 and 200,000 pages. Over the coming year 32 new collections will be added amounting to more than 1.1 million pages. Access to this resource is made possible by the California State Library.

Access Archives Unbound through the LBPL Digital Library.

Learn More About Working with Primary Sources.