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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

  • The ancient middle classes : urban life and aesthetics in the Roman Empire, 100 BCE-250 CE
  • The politics-administration dichotomy : toward a constitutional perspective
  • Universal design handbook
  • Spectacle & pigsty : selected poems of Kiwao Nomura
  • Molecular relaxation in liquids
  • Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
  • Squeeze this! : a cultural history of the accordion in America
  • A history of Russian literary theory and criticism : the Soviet age and beyond
  • Sports injuries
  • The good Muslim : a novel
  • Writing wrongs : the cultural construction of human rights in India
  • Contemporary art in North America
  • The one : the life and music of James Brown
  • Thirty poems
  • Music and movement : a way of life for the young child
  • American heathens : religion, race, and reconstruction in California
  • Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking
  • Uncle Swami : South Asians in America today
  • NW : a novel
  • Albert Camus : solitude and solidarity
  • Ice trilogy
  • Complicating constructions : race, ethnicity, and hybridity in American texts
  • Pragmatism ascendent : a yard of narrative, a touch of prophecy
  • Murder in the central committee
  • A philosophical guide to chance
  • Desire and pleasure in seventeenth-century music
  • Transforming folk : innovation and tradition in English folk-rock music
  • Reinventing Bach
  • The conquistadors : a very short introduction
  • Messianic religious Zionism confronts Israeli territorial compromises
  • Repackaging libraries for survival : climbing out of the box
  • The long walk to freedom : runaway slave narratives
  • Hans-Christian Schink
  • God and global order : the power of religion in American foreign policy
  • Inequality and instability : a study of the world economy just before the Great Crisis
  • China's design revolution
  • China and the mortgaging of America : economic interdependence and domestic politics
  • Dirt : a novel
  • Analytical and cross-cultural studies in world music
  • Some assembly required : a journal of my son's first son
  • The Black revolution on campus
  • Hokkeji and the reemergence of female monastic orders in premodern Japan
  • Historical atlas of Washington & Oregon
  • Taiko boom : Japanese drumming in place and motion
  • The man who disappeared (America)
  • Donne's Augustine : Renaissance cultures of interpretation
  • Handbook of African American psychology
  • Shakespeare's villains
  • Israeli feminism liberating Judaism : blood and ink
  • Alighiero Boetti : game plan
  • Urban theory
  • The great divergence : America's growing inequality crisis and what we can do about it
  • Music and Soviet Power, 1917-1932
  • Inside : [a novel]
  • The Arab Spring
  • Arabs and Muslims in the media : race and representation after 9/11
  • The new atlas of world history : global events at a glance
  • Madcap May : mistress of myth, men & hope
  • Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing
  • Senses of vibration : a history of the pleasure and pain of sound
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