Opened in 2003, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is a unique space that offers San José State University students, faculty, and staff and the San José community a broad range of resources and services to support a lifetime of learning and engagement. It is the first library in the nation co-developed and co-managed by a major university and city. Your support enables us to meet the evolving needs of those who use the library every day. Gifts to the King Library allow us to enhance services and resources in support of research, teaching, and learning, to adopt emerging technologies, and to lead the way in forging partnerships between SJSU, the City of San José, and the greater Silicon Valley — all helping to enrich the learning experience and deepen community engagement.
Message from the Dean
I am honored to welcome you to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University. You will find the library to be a dynamic, exciting, and energizing location with impressive collections of books and digital resources, technology, and services. We strive to facilitate the discovery and creation of knowledge through the services and resources available at the University library.
Ways to Give
Thanking Our Donors
As a special thank you to our donors, the King Library holds events that honor their support. Over the years, these events have included annual appreciation banquets recognizing our donors, author awards celebrating the published works of SJSU faculty, and curated gatherings offering a behind-the-scenes look at the library or a tour of our Special Collections, to name a few.