Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

150 E. San Fernando St. San José, CA 95112




Mon -Thu: 8am - 8pm, Fri: 8am - 6pm, Sat: 9am - 6pm, Sun: 1pm - 5 pm



Upcoming Events

San Jose Japantown:  Remnants and Relics

The California Room hosts a special exhibit curated by California Room clerk Ralph Pearce. Utilizing artifacts gathered in his many years of research into...

12/18 11am
The Women of Steinbeck

Meet the writers, activists, teachers, and artists who shaped John Steinbeck, one of California's greatest novelists, and continue his tradition of social...

12/18 11am
Reading to Children with Kathy

A trained volunteer Kathy will read to children.

12/18 11:30am

You supply the creativity. We supply the LEGO® of all sizes. Come have some fun and let your imagination run wild! This program is not affiliated,...

12/18 4pm
Social Workers in the Library

Don't know where to turn? Receive advice, information, and referrals on a wide variety of concerns from dedicated and experienced volunteers affiliated with...

12/18 6pm

Recent Events

Reading to Children


Recent Activity

Carole Kennemer

Carole Kennemer left a positive review 12/14/2017

The LocalLit event for 2017 was wonderful and included something fascinating for everyone! With 25 authors who spoke about their books and their writing experiences, so many genres were showcased and explored! I came home with biographies, memoirs, a book on relationship building, a book on raising gorgeous roses, and all of the books I couldn't buy are available at San Jose Public Library. There were enriching panel discussions and enlightening background discussions about the authors, books and even writing process. I learned that there are resources that SJPL offers for writing development and self-publishing, such as Self-e and others the website. To the SJPL Librarians, Deborah Estreicher and Stacy Tomashevski, and SJSU Librarians, Peggy Cabrera and Toby Matoush, THANK YOU for bringing us an excellent author event and an afternoon, delightfully spent! I can't wait till next year!

Camille Finch Chijate

Camille Finch Chijate left a positive review 9/25/2016

It was helpful - I would use it again

Camille Finch Chijate

Camille Finch Chijate left a positive review 12/3/2017

I had a hard time finding the consultant - it was my first time to the location. but once we connected, it was exactly what I needed! Lot's of useful ideas, the right lingo and resources for me to get started on our brand refresh ideas. I will absolutely go again and recommend it to anyone I know who needs to talk to a professional creative without feeling like they are being pitched. Thumbs up!


Jonathan left a positive review 11/12/2017

I was surprised to learn...

Brenda Huang

Brenda Huang left a review 11/7/2017

I like the class, but the parking is an issue to me. First, there is no free parking near by. Second, the paid parking space is limited, if your class is at 12pm, there is no parking space available for you. I would suggest if we can move our class or other similar classes to a Free and plenty of parking space libraries. I believe it will draw more people to come to the classes. I know most of local libraries have lots of parking spaces and free.

Roseanna Smith

Roseanna Smith left a positive review 10/13/2017

My two daughters enjoyed activity.

Pallavi Abhijith

Pallavi Abhijith left a positive review 10/9/2017

It was good. It should be at least 3 days a week to get full benefit.

Pallavi Abhijith

Pallavi Abhijith left a positive review 10/2/2017

It was very knowledgeable.


Genevieve left a positive review 8/11/2017

Loved our classes


Genevieve left a positive review 8/11/2017

The teacher was so great. We all wish classes to be offered again soon.