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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

  • Wittgenstein in exile
  • Textbook of natural medicine
  • The Latin American photobook
  • Conversations with Kafka
  • Energy flash : a journey through rave music and dance culture
  • Decade : twenty new plays about 9/11 and its legacy
  • I am an executioner : love stories
  • What to look for in winter : a memoir in blindness
  • Global environment : water, air, and geochemical cycles
  • Twice drawn : modern and contemporary drawings in context
  • Reverberations : the philosophy, aesthetics and politics of noise
  • Sonic bodies : reggae sound systems, performance techniques, and ways of knowing
  • California design, 1930-1965 : living in a modern way
  • Iroquois art, power, and history
  • Evolution's witness : how eyes evolved
  • Selections from The book of songs
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson in Europe : class, race and revolution in the making of an American thinker
  • Guide to HTML, JavaScript and PHP : for scientists and engineers
  • Think tanks in America
  • Knowledge and coordination : a liberal interpretation
  • Burnt cork : traditions and legacies of blackface minstrelsy
  • Sustainable cities : local solutions in the Global South
  • New Japan architecture : recent works by the world's leading architects
  • Music 109 : notes on experimental music
  • Citizen, customer, partner : engaging the public in public management
  • Flowers of grass
  • Murder in the central committee
  • Avant garde : an American odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
  • A history of Russian literary theory and criticism : the Soviet age and beyond
  • Changing places : urbanity, citizenship, & ideology in new European neighbourhoods
  • The conquistadors : a very short introduction
  • The intellectual as hero in 1990s Ukrainian fiction
  • World War I memories : an annotated bibliography of personal accounts published in English since 1919
  • Aolawei'er Ailiyasong he Ma Yansong : gan jue ji zhen shi  = Olafur Eliasson & Ma Yansong : feelings are facts
  • Iconic : decoding images of the revolutionary Black woman
  • Advice for lovers
  • By blood : a novel
  • Foundations for new economic thinking : a collection of essays
  • The European Union explained : institutions, actors, global impact
  • The event of literature
  • Pink and blue : telling the boys from the girls in America
  • Jindrich Heisler : surrealism under pressure, 1938-1953
  • Sociology of globalization : cultures, economies, and politics
  • The Cambridge history of musical performance
  • Oriental shadows : the presence of the East in early American literature
  • Contemporary Irish poetry and the pastoral tradition
  • As consciousness is harnessed to flesh : journals and notebooks, 1964-1980
  • Voices of the people in nineteenth-century France
  • The politics of poverty reduction
  • Food fight : the citizen's guide to the next food and farm bill
  • RF microelectronics
  • Modern British playwriting. voices, documents, new interpretations
  • Fashion futures
  • Sol Lewitt : structures, 1965-2006
  • Beyond pure reason : Ferdinand de Saussure's philosophy of language and its early romantic antecedents
  • Giotto
  • By sword and plow : France and the conquest of Algeria
  • The Irving Berlin reader
  • The spine of the continent : the most ambitious wildlife conservation project ever undertaken
  • Arabs and Muslims in the media : race and representation after 9/11
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