J. Paul Leonard Library

Indecent exposure reported at the J. Paul Leonard library

April 2, 2017 News

An indecent exposure incident occurred in the J. Paul Leonard library Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at 3:19 p.m. on April 1 when a non-SF State affiliated female, who was studying on the fourth floor of the library, alerted the University Police Department of a man with his shorts down, holding his erect penis while ...

Labor archives exhibit closes with a message for current times

December 9, 2016 Life

At the closing program of the Labor Archives and Research Center’s exhibit, “Worshiping the God of Dynamite,” San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte led a lecture about how the events of the Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916 can relate to modern times. The event brought together local residents of the labor community who grew up ...

University police reports attempted robbery over weekend

February 23, 2015 News

An attempted robbery was reported to University Police near the main entrance of the library Saturday at 1:15 a.m., according to a University report. A man reported being approached by an unknown male suspect as he was walking on the inner campus pathway near the J. Paul Leonard Library where he was asked if he had a phone, ...

New art exhibit displays ’60s student protests at SF State

December 3, 2013 Life 1 Comment

[set_id=72157638336845403] It’s been 45 years since the longest campus strike in U.S. History took place at SF State and to this day it remains an honored, historical University event. Monday, Dec. 2, Catherine Powell, director of the Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC) and exhibition curator, hosted the opening ceremony for the exhibit, “Striking Images: ...

Library hosts Cesar Chavez photo exhibit

September 17, 2013 Life

The J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State frames the life of Cesar Chavez and the members of the United Farm Workers with an exhibit on the fourth floor that brings to life the conditions of the symbolic 1975 1000-mile march to unionize farm workers. Sponsored by the Labor Archives and Research Center, Marching Through ...

Gators crawl out of the library to study

May 23, 2013 News

[HTML1] Finals have once again crept into the lives of SF State students as they try their best to save their GPAs before mentally checking out for summer. This means students face extremely long hours cramming a semester’s worth of knowledge to solidify their passing grades before entering that three-month period of no homework. While the library is a ...

SF State library provides haven for ancient documents

October 2, 2012

The vault that sits on the sixth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library is more like a hidden treasure to students than a well-known resource. Rows upon rows of books hundreds of years old sit on shelves in a restricted vault in an empty climate-controlled room. Most of them are tattered and worn down ...

Students, staff forced to evacuate SF State library after triggered fire alarm

September 26, 2012 News

  SF State students busy studying for their upcoming midterms were evacuated from the J. Paul Leonard Library as the second fire alarm of the day echoed throughout the new building. The alarm went off at approximately 2:15 according to phone calls to the newsroom by SF State student Joe Fitzgerald who was tweeting about the library evacuation at ...