California’s Homeless Find Peace in Libraries

In a world dominated by the internet and social media, being homeless often means being detached from anything that’s not happening in the immediate vicinity. For many of the homeless people living in California, public libraries serve as a type of sanctuary where many go to learn, imagine and connect with the world. In 2014, National Geographic traveled to several of these Californian libraries, profiling patrons who were browsing everything from nursing manuals to bibles, war fiction and tomes on philosophy.