Library exhibits

The primary goal of the Exhibit Program is to enrich the community and the SJSU campus by creating exhibits with broad appeal for a diverse and multigenerational audience while continuing to support the Library's primary mission, as a preeminent educational resource.

If you would like to submit an exhibit proposal for the Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli Gallery (Second Floor), please contact the Exhibit Coordinator, Mariah Ramsour, at mariah.ramsour@sjsu.edu. You can also view the Exhibits and Events King Library Guidelines and the Policy on Photographing and Videotaping for more information.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is closed until further notice. Stay tuned for more information about future exhibits on this webpage. 


Virtual Exhibits

Survival Mode: SJSU Responds to Historic Crises

Person holding plant in palm of hands

Survival Mode explores the history of San José State University responding to crises with worldwide impact. Photographs, news clippings, yearbooks, and journals from the SJSU Archives, including contributions to the Spartans Speak on COVID-19 project, will provide one lens for understanding our present moment.

For more information, please contact Carli Lowe, University Archivist at carli.lowe@sjsu.edu

21 @ 2021 Virtual Exhibit

21 @ 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Explore the "21 @ 2021" Virtual Exhibit! This exhibit features over 60 lanterns with Chinese brush painting in a virtual environment. 

For questions, please contact Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Director of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American Studies Center at kathryn.blackmerreyes@sjsu.edu

Suffrage and Women's Rights Digital Exhibit

Suffrage and Women's Rights Digital Exhibit

While Silicon Valley is known for its role in leading the technology industry, the South Bay has also led the way in women’s leadership positions in local government and business. This Special Collections and Archives digital exhibit showcases archival materials related to the origins of women’s suffrage in California and traces these roots through to the present day.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact Kate Steffens, Special Collections Librarian, at kate.steffens@sjsu.edu.

Art of Remembrance Virtual Reality Experience

Papel Picado

Explore the Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit in virtual reality! This interactive 3D experience will give you an opportunity to learn the meanings and history of this 3,000 year old ritual. This ritual honors the spirit of the dead by welcoming them and celebrating their legacy.

For questions, please contact Lesley Seacrist, Projects and Communications Manager, at lesley.seacrist@sjsu.edu

Spartan Quest: Social Justice & Campus Connections


Embark on your Spartan journey by learning about SJSU’s key landmarks and the events that shaped our campus, community, and world.

Interested in assisting or contributing to this ongoing project? Contact Michael Aguilar, Outreach & User Engagement Librarian at michael.aguilar@sjsu.edu.