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Giving to the Library

8th floor Grand Reading Room in King Library

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 to integrate the services and collections of a major university and a public library. 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.

Ways to Give

Boccardo Business Center

Corporations & Foundations

Partner with SJSU King Library to support the resources, services and programs of this unique university and public library. For information about making a corporate or foundation gift, e-mail or call Sela Gaglia, Exectuive Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, at or (408) 924-7033.

homecoming alumni reception

Legacy Giving

Make a lasting gift to the SJSU King Library to honor someone, build a legacy, or ensure continued support. Learn more about giving gifts in your will, gifts that pay you income or reduce taxes, and more. For inquiries, e-mail or call Kendra Livingston, JD, Senior Director of Planned Giving at 408-924-1123, or

King Library viewed from Tower Hall


Create an endowment and provide a lifetime of support for SJSU King Library, ensuring the growth of our collections, library staff and services. View our current endowments. For more information, e-mail the Tower Foundation at

Highlighted Program Support

Dean's Fund

Dean's Fund Contributions to the Dean's Fund can be used immediately to finance events, programs, giveaways, professional development, technology purchases, and more. Your gift provides the support needed to meet the ongoing needs of students and faculty to enhance their learning experiences and engagement with the King Library.

Give to the Dean's Fund

NEH Challenge Grant: Digital Humanities Center

Library Research Scholars Program The King Library, in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Arts, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to establish a Digital Humanities Center in the library.  Your gift to this fund will be matched dollar for dollar by NEH.

Give to the NEH Digital Humanities Center

Library Research Scholars Program

Library Research Scholars Program Contributions to the Library Research Scholars Program support research scholars. Using King Library's collection, each student accepted into this program will be given a paid opportunity to conduct original research in the library on an hourly basis, while participating in a year-long program.

Give to the Library Research Scholars Program