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Additional Quiet Study

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

clockThe Library building will close Fri. May 22 at 5pm, is CLOSED Sat. May 23 through Mon. May 25, and reopens Tues. May 26 at 8am. more

Photo Exhibit:
Labor Landmarks of San Francisco

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Dual Views explores the hidden historic labor landscape of San Francisco. Library Gallery - 4th Floor, Mar. 19 – Aug. 7 more

Library’s Oldest Manuscript Digitized


The 1368 Oath, part of the Frank V. de Bellis Collection, can now be seen in the Digital Special Collections. more

Rediscover a Lost Television Classic


Blacks, Blues, Black! was thought ‘lost’ for decades but The Bay Area TV Archive has made the classic series available. more

eBook Textbooks!


The Library has published a list of required textbooks available for FREE online as an e-book. more

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  • Feeding back : conversations with alternative guitarists from proto-punk to post-rock
  • Evolution's witness : how eyes evolved
  • Design after modernism : furniture and interiors, 1970-2010
  • On representation : Deleuze and Coetzee on the colonized subject
  • First episode
  • Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 : technology hands-on
  • How it began : a time- traveler's guide to the universe
  • The political humanism of Hannah Arendt
  • The casual vacancy
  • Out of bounds : British black & Asian poets
  • Arabs and Muslims in the media : race and representation after 9/11
  • Sexual intelligence : what we really want from sex--and how to get it
  • Urban composition : developing community through design
  • New Japan architecture : recent works by the world's leading architects
  • Uncle Swami : South Asians in America today
  • Eurojazzland : jazz and European sources, dynamics, and contexts
  • Managing to change the world : the nonprofit manager's guide to getting results
  • Reuse value : spolia and appropriation in art and architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine
  • Handbook of racial & ethnic minority psychology
  • Between the queen and the cabby : Olympe de Gouges's Rights of woman
  • Measurement in sport and exercise psychology
  • Living color : the biological and social meaning of skin color
  • Alice Munro's narrative art
  • Before the chinrest : a violinist's guide to the mysteries of pre-chinrest technique and style
  • Foreign aid allocation, governance, and economic growth
  • Modern British playwriting. voices, documents, new interpretations
  • Hot wired guitar : the life of Jeff Beck
  • Winner take all : China's race for resources and what it means for the world
  • Shakespeare's villains
  • The Cambridge history of musical performance
  • The state of nonprofit America
  • The man who sold the world : David Bowie and the 1970s
  • Senses of vibration : a history of the pleasure and pain of sound
  • Friedrich Nietzsche and the politics of history
  • The quantum exodus : Jewish fugitives, the atomic bomb, and the Holocaust
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • Dublinesque
  • A performer's guide to seventeenth-century music
  • The great picture : making the world's largest photograph : the Legacy Project, Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, Clayton Spada
  • Sociology of globalization : cultures, economies, and politics
  • Israeli feminism liberating Judaism : blood and ink
  • A difficult woman : the challenging life and times of Lillian Hellman
  • Cities of signs : learning the logic of urban spaces
  • Fashion futures
  • Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
  • The politics of international criminal justice : German perspectives from Nuremberg to the Hague
  • The other Latin@ : writing against a singular identity
  • Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin : honor in international relations
  • Song of the departed : selected poems of Georg Trakl
  • Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking
  • Continuum physics
  • Social media and music : the digital field of cultural production
  • Food fight : the citizen's guide to the next food and farm bill
  • Treasures of the southern sky
  • Lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives
  • All men are liars
  • Steel drums and steelbands : a history
  • The chemistry of tears : [a novel]
  • Reinventing Bach
  • The Cambridge introduction to early American literature
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