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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

  • Transnational actors in global governance : patterns, explanations, and implications
  • Feeding back : conversations with alternative guitarists from proto-punk to post-rock
  • China's design revolution
  • How it began : a time- traveler's guide to the universe
  • The spine of the continent : the most ambitious wildlife conservation project ever undertaken
  • The assumptions economists make
  • The man who disappeared (America)
  • Alice Munro's narrative art
  • Divining the Etruscan world : the brontoscopic calendar and religious practice
  • Going mobile : developing apps for your library using basic HTML programming
  • Fashion futures
  • Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
  • Design after modernism : furniture and interiors, 1970-2010
  • The Cambridge companion to the Hellenistic world
  • Modernist nowheres : politics and utopia in early modernist writing, 1900-1920
  • Some assembly required : a journal of my son's first son
  • Textbook of natural medicine
  • The Penguin handbook of the world's living religions
  • Ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems
  • Bill Reid and the Haida canoe
  • The vitality of allegory : figural narrative in modern and contemporary fiction
  • The rebirth of history
  • Ice trilogy
  • Forgotten country : a novel
  • First episode
  • Ten years that shook the city : San Francisco 1968-1978 : a reclaiming San Francisco book
  • Vlad
  • Friedrich Nietzsche and the politics of history
  • The casual vacancy
  • The Reichstag : Foster + Partners
  • The future is not ours : new Latin American fiction
  • Water and African American memory : an ecocritical perspective
  • Valie Export : Zeit und Gegenzeit  = Time and countertime
  • Molecular relaxation in liquids
  • After the point of no return
  • Analytical and cross-cultural studies in world music
  • The political humanism of Hannah Arendt
  • Five works
  • Children of Manzanar
  • The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code
  • Engaging musical practices : a sourcebook for middle school general music
  • Above : passport
  • Claude Lorrain : the enchanted landscape
  • Chemistry of the environment
  • Taiko boom : Japanese drumming in place and motion
  • Seeing the light : inside the Velvet Underground
  • Latin America, media, and revolution : communication in modern Mesoamerica
  • The sounds of capitalism : advertising, music, and the conquest of culture
  • From new public management to new political governance : essays in honour of Peter C. Aucoin
  • The new Posidippus : a Hellenistic poetry book
  • California design, 1930-1965 : living in a modern way
  • Citizen, customer, partner : engaging the public in public management
  • Henry Mancini : reinventing film music
  • The designer's guide to doing research : applying knowledge to inform design
  • Understanding Tolstoy
  • Exploring Greek myth
  • The prosperity of vice : a worried view of economics
  • Even the rat was white : a historical view of psychology
  • The great picture : making the world's largest photograph : the Legacy Project, Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, Clayton Spada
  • Mr. Tuba
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