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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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  • Quantum mechanics : a paradigms approach
  • Hide and seek : camouflage, photography, and the media of reconnaissance
  • The adventures of Roderick Random
  • The circuit designer's companion
  • Chanel : the vocabulary of style
  • The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre
  • Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness
  • Henry Mancini : reinventing film music
  • The Reichstag : Foster + Partners
  • As consciousness is harnessed to flesh : journals and notebooks, 1964-1980
  • When my brother was an Aztec
  • The coldest night : a novel
  • The Steins collect : Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian avant-garde
  • Unexpected pleasures : the art and design of contemporary jewellery
  • Mathematical physics with partial differential equations
  • Global Islamophobia : Muslims and moral panic in the West
  • Vengeance can wait
  • Eurojazzland : jazz and European sources, dynamics, and contexts
  • Cases and materials on international law
  • Russia's identity in international relations : images, perceptions, misperceptions
  • Music and the politics of negation
  • Living color : the biological and social meaning of skin color
  • Windows in art
  • Mozart at the gateway to his fortune : serving the Emperor, 1788-1791
  • Changing places : urbanity, citizenship, & ideology in new European neighbourhoods
  • Trinity : a graphic history of the first atomic bomb
  • Colors of confinement : rare Kodachrome photographs of Japanese American incarceration in World War II
  • On representation : Deleuze and Coetzee on the colonized subject
  • You'll know when you get there : Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi band
  • The time ship : a chrononautical journey
  • Taiko boom : Japanese drumming in place and motion
  • Videogramme : Die Bildwelten Biologischer Experimentalsysteme als Kunst- und Theorieobjekt = Videograms : the pictorial worlds of biological experimentation as an object of art and theory
  • Reviving legitimacy : lessons for and from China
  • The Cambridge companion to Arvo Part
  • Notes on the mosquito : selected poems
  • Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry
  • The Ballets russes and beyond : music and dance in belle-epoque Paris
  • Making community design work : a guide for planners
  • Luigi Russolo, futurist : noise, visual arts, and the occult
  • Molecular relaxation in liquids
  • The stardust revolution : the new story of our origin in the stars
  • Twentieth century drifter : the life of Marty Robbins
  • Global environment : water, air, and geochemical cycles
  • Religion, terror, and error : U.S. foreign policy and the challenge of spiritual engagement
  • Continuum physics
  • In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform
  • The intellectual as hero in 1990s Ukrainian fiction
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • The event of literature
  • Burnt cork : traditions and legacies of blackface minstrelsy
  • Music and Soviet Power, 1917-1932
  • Public management and administration : an introduction
  • March was made of yarn : reflections on the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown
  • Some assembly required : a journal of my son's first son
  • The conquistadors : a very short introduction
  • Pax ethnica : where and how diversity succeeds
  • Social media and music : the digital field of cultural production
  • After the point of no return
  • Developmental editing : a handbook for freelancers, authors, and publishers
  • Conspiracy theories
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