Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library

The Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library is a non-profit affiliate of San Francisco State University. The organization was founded in 1980.

Read more about the Friends of Leonard Library on the University Library page.

The FOL has four primary goals:
- promote the love of books, book reading, and book collecting;
- foster close and supportive relations between the Library and both the university and the large community;
- enrich the Library and the services and experiences it offers its patrons;
-raise funds to support the Library's acquisitions, services, programs, and improvements in facilities

To join: please go to or email

To donate books/CDs, DVDs or LPs, go to:

[11/13/17]   On the fourth floor is a current exhibit of Prof. Robert Cherny’s book, Victor Arnautoff and The Politics of Art

J. Paul Leonard Library has many exhibits through this month.

Please visit the fourth floor Labor Archives space to see this exhibit.

The FOL co-sponsored this exhibit.

We have a great collection of music -vinyl, CDs, DVDs for sale. Check us out!

Sizzling Hot Butter

This story is touching- it explains why I ❤️ books so much. Channel Research: Recipes, Tips, Advice & Instruction

Friends of the Library (FOL) | J. Paul Leonard Library

Support the FOL. Please visit our official San Francisco State University webpage: The Friends of the J. Paul Leonard Library (FOL) is a nonprofit affiliate of the University organized to promote community support for the campus Library. Since its beginning in 1980, the Friends have raised funds to sustain quality in the Library and to bring added excellence to Library events, ser...

More Jazz - various artists.

Check out our jazz LP's. $2 and up per disc.

Come visit us at Room 120A, first floor of the SF State Library.

Come visit us at Room 120A, first floor of the SF State Library.

Gearing up for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival with this Bill Monroe CD purchased from the new CD donation at the Friends of the Leonard Library Booksale Room. Lots more there! Smithy Blackwell.

[09/21/17]   A portion of a very generous donation of over 900 cd's is now available in the booksale room.

[09/07/17]   Thank you to all of our customers who stopped by our booksale room. It was Read A Book Day today!

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