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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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  • Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
  • Understanding Tolstoy
  • Disability and mothering : liminal spaces of embodied knowledge
  • Israeli feminism liberating Judaism : blood and ink
  • Designing for social change : strategies for community-based graphic design
  • Graphic design : a new history
  • Lay my burden down : suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans
  • Mini graphics 2 : maximum impact in a minimum format
  • Forgotten country : a novel
  • Dublinesque
  • Feeding back : conversations with alternative guitarists from proto-punk to post-rock
  • Management of urban development processes in the Netherlands : governance, design, feasibility
  • Reviving legitimacy : lessons for and from China
  • Exploring Greek myth
  • The ancient middle classes : urban life and aesthetics in the Roman Empire, 100 BCE-250 CE
  • The vitality of allegory : figural narrative in modern and contemporary fiction
  • Latino American cinema : an encyclopedia of movies, stars, concepts, and trends
  • Cicero in letters : epistolary relations of the late republic
  • Further adventures in monochrome
  • Twentieth century drifter : the life of Marty Robbins
  • Oriental shadows : the presence of the East in early American literature
  • The ethnohistory of the Chowchilla Yokuts
  • Modernist nowheres : politics and utopia in early modernist writing, 1900-1920
  • The Obamians : the struggle inside the White House to redefined American power
  • Joseph F. Lamb : a passion for ragtime
  • Conversations with Kafka
  • Capturing the sublime : Italian drawings of the renaissance and baroque
  • Sol Lewitt : structures, 1965-2006
  • Dyeing elegance : Asian modernism and the art of Kuboku and Hisako Takaku
  • Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 : technology hands-on
  • Contemporary Irish poetry and the pastoral tradition
  • Physical chemistry : a modern introduction
  • Philosophical approaches to communication
  • Dirt : a novel
  • Latin America, media, and revolution : communication in modern Mesoamerica
  • 21st century sustainable homes
  • Bright moon, white clouds : selected poems of Li Po
  • Thomas Pynchon & the dark passages of history
  • Equal of the sun : a novel
  • Inequality and instability : a study of the world economy just before the Great Crisis
  • Analytical and cross-cultural studies in world music
  • Statistical and thermal physics : an introduction
  • Hokkeji and the reemergence of female monastic orders in premodern Japan
  • Donne's Augustine : Renaissance cultures of interpretation
  • Pax ethnica : where and how diversity succeeds
  • Art is not what you think it is
  • Among others
  • China and the mortgaging of America : economic interdependence and domestic politics
  • This is how you lose her
  • A fast life : the collected poems of Tim Dlugos
  • The planets
  • Trinity : a graphic history of the first atomic bomb
  • The Cambridge history of musical performance
  • Familiar Objects and their Shadows
  • Swedish folk music in the twenty-first century : on the nature of tradition in a folkless nation
  • Benjamin, Barthes, and the singularity of photography
  • The aesthetics of anarchy : art and ideology in the early Russian avant-garde
  • Remaking urban citizenship : organizations, institutions, and the right to the city
  • The total artwork in expressionism : art, film, literature, theatre, dance, and architecture, 1905-25
  • Mozart at the gateway to his fortune : serving the Emperor, 1788-1791
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