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The J.A. Freitas Library

The J.A. Freitas Library is a Special Collections Library privately owned and operated by the Supreme Council of P.F.S.A. with funds from a Grant from the Louise Freitas Estate.

The Library was founded in 1964 and is located in the U.P.E.C Cultural Center, 1120-24 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577. It is open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

The library collection consists of 11,914 works dealing with the Portuguese throughout the world. It holds a vast number of books on the Azores and a fairly complete sample of periodicals published by the Portuguese in California, some dating to the late 1880's. Most of the collection circulates for periods of two weeks each and books can be requested from anywhere in California through the inter-loan library services provided by most Public Libraries in California.

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