about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (King Library) is a unique partnership between San José State University (SJSU) and the City of San José. Opened in August 2003, the King Library is the first library in the United States to integrate the services and collections of a major university and a public library system. Located in downtown San José, the King Library offers 475,000 square feet of collections, collaborative work spaces, meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and unique resources dedicated to the lifelong learning of the community. The nine-floor building is the main library for both SJSU and the San José Public Library, and a cornerstone for the entire San José community.

SJSU and SJPL strongly recommend that all visitors (ages 2+) wear a mask.

about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (King Library) is a unique partnership between San José State University (SJSU) and the City of San José. Opened in August 2003, the King Library is the first library in the United States to integrate the services and collections of a major university and a public library system. Located in downtown San José, the King Library offers 475,000 square feet of collections, collaborative work spaces, meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and unique resources dedicated to the lifelong learning of the community. The nine-floor building is the main library for both SJSU and the San José Public Library, and a cornerstone for the entire San José community.

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  • East Side Dreams Art Contest

    The San José Public Library, in collaboration with SJSU King Library's Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center, proudly presents East Side Dreams: The Untold Story of East San José. The exhibit runs July – September 2022.

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Muwekma Ohlone SJSU Area Land Acknowledgement

Muwekma Ohlone SJSU Area Land Acknowledgement

San José State University acknowledges that the university sits on the unceded ancestral lands of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, within Thámien Ohlone-speaking tribal territory.

San José State University recognizes the importance of this land to the indigenous Muwekma Ohlone people, and strives to be good stewards on behalf of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe whose land we occupy.

SJSU Land Acknowledgement