Preserving and sharing our Masonic heritage
War memorial sculpture, exterior of California Masonic Memorial Temple, San Francisco (c. 1956)

View the Library Collection

Online access to thousands of books pertaining to Freemasonry.

View the Museum Collection

View our large collection of items used by Masons through the centuries and around the world.


The Library has more than two thousand volumes relating to all aspects of Masonry, and we continually make additional acquisitions.

The collection includes books on subjects that have influenced, or been influenced, by Freemasonry, as well as rare Masonic books, such as early ritual monitors and almanacs, and rare bibles dating from the 16th century.

Visitors are welcome to browse the collection and conduct research at the Library. Borrowing is limited to Master Masons residing in California and to select scholars. Rare materials may be viewed at the Library with special permission from the Collections Manager, but cannot be removed from the premises.


Access the online collection here