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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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  • The assumptions economists make
  • Principles of chemical nomenclature : a guide to IUPAC recommendations
  • All men are liars
  • Ritual America : secret brotherhoods and their influence on American society : a visual guide
  • Performing pain : music and trauma in Eastern Europe
  • RF microelectronics
  • Human dignity, human rights, and responsibility : the new language of global bioethics and biolaw
  • Bartering with the bones of their dead : the Colville Confederated tribes and termination
  • Agendas, alternatives, and public policies
  • The rebirth of history
  • The democratization of Albania
  • The Torres Strait Islands
  • Madrid tales
  • Murder in the central committee
  • China's search for good governance
  • Sensitive matter : foams, gels, liquid crystals, and other miracles
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Complicating constructions : race, ethnicity, and hybridity in American texts
  • Eurojazzland : jazz and European sources, dynamics, and contexts
  • Five works
  • Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives
  • Twice drawn : modern and contemporary drawings in context
  • The European Union explained : institutions, actors, global impact
  • Rethinking pragmatism : from William James to contemporary philosophy
  • Air : the restless shaper of the world
  • 21st century sustainable homes
  • Secrets of the trade
  • Frontier figures : American music and the mythology of the American West
  • Exercise physiology : integrating theory and application
  • Sociology of globalization : cultures, economies, and politics
  • Voices of the people in nineteenth-century France
  • A fast life : the collected poems of Tim Dlugos
  • Drifting house
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • If we were birds
  • Ice trilogy
  • America's blind spot : Chavez, oil, and US security
  • My father's book
  • The malarkey
  • Global Islamophobia : Muslims and moral panic in the West
  • Calling me home : Gram Parsons and the roots of country rock
  • Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
  • Families : traditional and new structures
  • Joseph F. Lamb : a passion for ragtime
  • Iconic : decoding images of the revolutionary Black woman
  • Desire and pleasure in seventeenth-century music
  • Savage anxieties : the invention of western civilization
  • Race, riots, and roller coasters : the struggle over segregated recreation in America
  • Building waves
  • Speculating Daguerre : art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre
  • The voice in the machine : building computers that understand speech
  • Selections from The book of songs
  • Public policy : a new introduction
  • Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins
  • Children of Manzanar
  • Forgotten country : a novel
  • Politics of Latin America : the power game
  • Music and movement : a way of life for the young child
  • On representation : Deleuze and Coetzee on the colonized subject
  • Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
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