Sonoma County JACL Library

The Sonoma County JACL library has two goals; one is to collect and preserve the history and culture of Japanese Americans, and the second is to share the collection with JACL and Enmanji members, as well as students, teachers, and the general public in Sonoma County.

Hours and Appointments:

The Sonoma County JACL Library is open by appointment only. Please contact library@sonomacojacl.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Any Sonoma County resident is welcome to check out books. Library items are also available to teachers in neighboring counties, such as Marin and Mendocino. At this time, books and other materials will not be sent through the mail. The borrowing period is for one month. Extensions are available with permission if no reservation exists for the book. Books can be returned to the library during open hours or dropped into the return box outside of Memorial hall.

Sonoma County JACL Library Collection

The library collection consists of works on Japanese American history and culture, including many non-fiction biographies and historical books about immigrants, internment, the military and redress. Novels with Asian and Asian American themes, teachers' guides, books about Japanese crafts and culture (such as origami, songs, art) can be checked out. The library also has videos about internment, the military, culture, local culture (such as obon dancing and taiko drumming), and Japan.

To browse available items, select a category from the drop-down menu above.