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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 politics of parenthood : causes and consequences of the politicization and polarization of the American family
  • The stardust revolution : the new story of our origin in the stars
  • Hans-Christian Schink
  • Urban theory
  • Among others
  • A daring life : a biography of Eudora Welty
  • The great picture : making the world's largest photograph : the Legacy Project, Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, Clayton Spada
  • How it began : a time- traveler's guide to the universe
  • Do the math! : on growth, greed, and strategic thinking
  • The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
  • Now dig this! : art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
  • 21st century sustainable homes
  • James Joyce : a new biography
  • Graphic design : a new history
  • I am an executioner : love stories
  • The circuit designer's companion
  • Les enfants terribles : collected plays
  • Dear Diego = Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela
  • Porphyra yezoensis : frontiers in physiological and molecular biological research
  • Latin America, media, and revolution : communication in modern Mesoamerica
  • Cronkite
  • The European Union explained : institutions, actors, global impact
  • The time ship : a chrononautical journey
  • Aerogrammes : and other stories
  • Knowledge and coordination : a liberal interpretation
  • Transnational actors in global governance : patterns, explanations, and implications
  • The future is not ours : new Latin American fiction
  • The trumpet
  • A difficult woman : the challenging life and times of Lillian Hellman
  • Unexpected pleasures : the art and design of contemporary jewellery
  • Religious imaginaries : the liturgical and poetic practices of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Adelaide Procter
  • Continuum physics
  • In the shadow of the gallows : race, crime, and American civic identity
  • As consciousness is harnessed to flesh : journals and notebooks, 1964-1980
  • Five works
  • All men are liars
  • Spectacle & pigsty : selected poems of Kiwao Nomura
  • Exploring Greek myth
  • The total artwork in expressionism : art, film, literature, theatre, dance, and architecture, 1905-25
  • By blood : a novel
  • Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness
  • Native listening : language experience and the recognition of spoken words
  • The flowers of war
  • Frontier figures : American music and the mythology of the American West
  • Bruce Springsteen, cultural studies, and the runaway American dream
  • Public management and administration : an introduction
  • Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry
  • Changing places : urbanity, citizenship, & ideology in new European neighbourhoods
  • My father's book
  • Bent Road : [a novel]
  • Exploring research in music education and music therapy
  • After the point of no return
  • The Great Court at the British Museum : Foster + Partners
  • Woody Guthrie : writing America's songs
  • Emma : an annotated edition
  • Social media and music : the digital field of cultural production
  • Deterrence during disarmament : deep nuclear reductions and international security
  • Avant garde : an American odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
  • Climate matters : ethics in a warming world
  • London, radical culture, and the making of the Dickensian aesthetic
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