- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Welcome to San Jose Public Library’s new website!
Our intent is to create a digital branch that will mirror the services that you receive when you visit a library in person.
Here you will find information about all 19 San Jose Library locations and the events and activities taking place at them. I am particularly excited that our multi-talented library staff is contributing recommendations and reviews of books, movies, music, and databases the library subscribes to, as well as websites. Expect to see video and podcasts of a variety of library educational programs. Of course, you can still search the library catalog (including all of the San Jose State University Library collections), place holds, renew items, and pay overdue fines.
Our previous website was designed when the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, our joint use partnership with San Jose State University Library, opened in 2003. Over time, the site became outdated and overly complex. Users told us that they were often confused and a bit frustrated because many of the highly specialized databases included on the site are licensed for off-site use just by SJSU students and employees and others may use them only in the King Library. Consequently, the two libraries decided to separate their websites to better serve their specific users, but to keep sjlibrary.org as a portal for those wanting specific information about the King Library.
We are eager to hear your comments about the website. Is it easy to use? Do you like the staff's content? Is there something else you would like to see? Please let me know by commenting below or clicking on the survey link in the upper right corner of the website.