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
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.