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政治科學 / 法律 / 政府

A collection of the Government Information Center

Political Science: These current and popular political books and biographies meet the demands of a politically active community. Users include students, general readers, independent researchers, law firms, law students, and community and political activists. The collection is weeded based on significance of title and changing use.


Law: Consumers will find current and self-help publications (Nolo Press, Sphinx Press and Legal Almanac), biographies as well as documents appropriate for San Francisco City & County; California; and Federal depository libraries. Case law, with the exception of U.S. Reports (Supreme Court decisions), is not part of the collection but is available nearby at the County Law Library. Users include those doing legislative histories. The collection is weeded based on significance of title and changing use to meet the demands of students, general readers, independent researchers, law firms, law students and community and political activists.

Public Administration: This general collection contains materials on the management of public agencies. Users of this collection include students, general readers, independent researchers, law firms, law students, and community and political activists. The collection is weeded based on significance of title and changing use.

Government Documents: The Library holds non-circulating significant, current and retrospective works in designated city, state and federal depository collections that are rarely weeded (the exception being Bay Area Regional Documents). Users often include students, researchers, historians, journalists, community activists, city planners, government officials, lawyers and immigrants.