Giving to the Library

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8th floor sunset The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is recognized as a worldclass and internationally renowned model of collaboration between San Jose State University and the city of San Jose. Opened in 2003 as the first library in the nation co-developed and co-managed by a major university and city, the building is a welcoming gateway leading from the community directly onto campus. The library is a symbol of culture and community and a portal to both the real and virtual worlds offering an increased breadth of services, as a result of pooled resources, for SJSU students, faculty, staff and the local community. To achieve our vision of being Silicon Valley's premiere hub for lifelong learning, information, civic activity and community gathering, we:

  • Engage and support San Jose State University's diverse student population as they prepare for their roles in the economy of Silicon Valley and beyond.
  • Provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the university community.
  • Provide information resources, services, programming and learning opportunities through innovative uses of emerging technologies.
  • Build unique print and digital collections and create seamless access to these resources.
  • Lead the way in forging partnerships with members of the university and local community.