See and the Library Repopulation FAQs for COVID-19-specific policies and the hours page for building and service hours.

Library's Hours:
Fri 01/28 8am - 6pm

Library Repopulation FAQs

NOTE:  In compliance with Santa Clara County’s public health order, masks must be worn by everyone while inside the library, regardless of vaccination status.

Study rooms are available for SJSU students, faculty, and staff on floors 6, 7, and 8, and for SJPL customers on the 3rd floor. The following COVID-19 policies currently apply:

  • The Santa Clara County Department of Public Health requires that everyone (ages 2+) wear a mask indoors in public settings. However, in accordance with SJSU policy, patrons may take their masks off when alone in a study room with the door shut. Masks must be worn during group study, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the library, including study rooms.

While we are not currently able to offer overnight study, the library will be open for SJSU students until midnight from Sunday through Thursday during the semester. 

  • You must have your current SJSU Tower Card with you to remain in the building during extended hours.
  • CSU walk-in patron passes are not currently being accepted or issued.
  • For Spring 2022, Guest Passes for Extended Hours are not available. We hope to provide this service again in Fall 2022.

Yes, currently you will need your Tower Card in your possession in order to be in the library during SJSU-only hours.

Late-night tutoring is not yet offered in person, but you can drop in to our Zoom session for virtual tutoring from 8pm to 12am, every Sunday through Wednesday.

Due to the requirement from the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors, eating and drinking in the library are not currently allowed.

The Writing Center has not reopened in the library, but it is available to assist you virtually through online tutoring sessions conducted through Zoom. Their online tutoring page provides all the details about online appointments and tutoring services.

Writing Center tutors are also available on a drop-in basis through their "Ask a Tutor" live chat system at select times, and the Center offers a full slate of one-hour writing workshops every semester (also conducted virtually). Visit the Writing Center website for more information.

Anyone using either the King_Library_WIFI or SJSU_Guest wireless networks can access the majority of SJSU databases. Notable exceptions are those that require an SJSU e-mail address for access: O'Reilly Ebooks, SciFinder, ICPSR, Ebook Central, RefWorks, and Pivot. You will need to be on campus or near the library to log in to these networks.

Read more about campus Wi-Fi networks at

To check out SJSU books, you will need to get an SJSU library card. See Information for San Jose Public Library Patrons for more information.