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eBook Textbooks!

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

60 Years of the Leonard Library
as a Federal Depository Library


An exhibit of selected historical government documents is on display on the 4th Floor. 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

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New Books View All

  • Lay my burden down : suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans
  • Les enfants terribles : collected plays
  • Bureaucracy and democracy : accountability and performance
  • Exploring research in music education and music therapy
  • Introduction to modern dance techniques
  • Universal design handbook
  • Vengeance can wait
  • On representation : Deleuze and Coetzee on the colonized subject
  • Bamboo women : stories from Ming Quong, a Chinese orphanage in California
  • First episode
  • Disability and mothering : liminal spaces of embodied knowledge
  • Advanced textiles for health and well-being
  • Transatlantic feminisms in the age of revolutions
  • Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry
  • Twice drawn : modern and contemporary drawings in context
  • Eugenics, literature, and culture in post-war Britain
  • Shakespeare's villains
  • The sounds of capitalism : advertising, music, and the conquest of culture
  • Knowledge and coordination : a liberal interpretation
  • Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
  • The political humanism of Hannah Arendt
  • The Latin American photobook
  • Porphyra yezoensis : frontiers in physiological and molecular biological research
  • Foundations for new economic thinking : a collection of essays
  • Oblivion : a memoir
  • Dyeing elegance : Asian modernism and the art of Kuboku and Hisako Takaku
  • The Reichstag : Foster + Partners
  • Taiko boom : Japanese drumming in place and motion
  • The circuit designer's companion
  • The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
  • Donne's Augustine : Renaissance cultures of interpretation
  • Think tanks in America
  • Chaucer and the cultures of love and marriage
  • Murder in the central committee
  • Continuum physics
  • Inside : [a novel]
  • 2052 : a global forecast for the next forty years
  • Benjamin, Barthes, and the singularity of photography
  • Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
  • Global Islamophobia : Muslims and moral panic in the West
  • Iroquois art, power, and history
  • Statistical models and causal inference : a dialogue with the social sciences
  • Mini graphics 2 : maximum impact in a minimum format
  • The decision point : six cases in U.S. foreign policy decision making
  • The briefcase
  • The art of partimento : history, theory, and practice
  • Carre d'art, Nimes : Foster + Partners
  • Who is that man? : in search of the real Bob Dylan
  • Postmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990
  • Religious imaginaries : the liturgical and poetic practices of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Adelaide Procter
  • Voices of the people in nineteenth-century France
  • Even the rat was white : a historical view of psychology
  • Opening doors : the early Netherlandish triptych reinterpreted
  • Avant garde : an American odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
  • Repackaging libraries for survival : climbing out of the box
  • The Cambridge history of musical performance
  • The quantum exodus : Jewish fugitives, the atomic bomb, and the Holocaust
  • Atlas of astronomical discoveries
  • Pink and blue : telling the boys from the girls in America
  • Authentic Blackness/ real  Blackness : essays on the meaning of Blackness in literature and culture
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