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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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  • Avant garde : an American odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
  • Alice Munro's narrative art
  • Romani routes : cultural politics and Balkan music in diaspora
  • Engaging musical practices : a sourcebook for middle school general music
  • E-adoption and technologies for empowering developing countries : global advances
  • Albert Camus : solitude and solidarity
  • The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre
  • 21st century sustainable homes
  • Evolution's witness : how eyes evolved
  • Statistical and thermal physics : an introduction
  • The man who disappeared (America)
  • Bright moon, white clouds : selected poems of Li Po
  • Wittgenstein in exile
  • Dear Diego = Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela
  • Energy flash : a journey through rave music and dance culture
  • Sociology of globalization : cultures, economies, and politics
  • The ethnohistory of the Chowchilla Yokuts
  • Deterrence during disarmament : deep nuclear reductions and international security
  • Lay my burden down : suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans
  • Exercise physiology : integrating theory and application
  • Public management and administration : an introduction
  • Twentieth century drifter : the life of Marty Robbins
  • The trumpet
  • Developmental editing : a handbook for freelancers, authors, and publishers
  • The one : the life and music of James Brown
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson in Europe : class, race and revolution in the making of an American thinker
  • Art & agenda : political art and activism
  • The bioregional imagination : literature, ecology, and place
  • Citizen, customer, partner : engaging the public in public management
  • Oxford handbook of climate change and society
  • The flowers of war
  • Equal of the sun : a novel
  • Latin America, media, and revolution : communication in modern Mesoamerica
  • The collected poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
  • Italian paintings before 1400
  • Exploring research in music education and music therapy
  • The adventures of Roderick Random
  • London, radical culture, and the making of the Dickensian aesthetic
  • A daring life : a biography of Eudora Welty
  • Returning to revolution : Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo
  • The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
  • Winner take all : China's race for resources and what it means for the world
  • The briefcase
  • Revolver : how the Beatles re-imagined rock 'n' roll
  • Dirt : a novel
  • Social media and music : the digital field of cultural production
  • New collected poems
  • Friedrich Nietzsche and the politics of history
  • Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history
  • Design after modernism : furniture and interiors, 1970-2010
  • The total artwork in expressionism : art, film, literature, theatre, dance, and architecture, 1905-25
  • The Beginner's goodbye (APRIL 2012) : a novel
  • Israeli feminism liberating Judaism : blood and ink
  • Making democratic governance work : how regimes shape prosperity, welfare, and peace
  • Five works
  • Feeding back : conversations with alternative guitarists from proto-punk to post-rock
  • Among others
  • March was made of yarn : reflections on the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown
  • Reinventing Bach
  • A Kosher Christmas : 'tis the season to be Jewish
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