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Giving to the Library

8th Floor Grand Reading Room

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.

Dean's Fund

Dean's Fund Contributions to the Dean's Fund are used immediately to finance the cost of 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 experience and engagement with the King Library.

Give to the Dean's Fund

NEH Challenge Grant: Digital Humanities Center

Library Research Scholars Program The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 this fund 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

Library Endowments

Endowments are created with a gift of $50,000 and the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the purpose of the endowment. Gifts under $50,000 are considered pre-endowments, which need to be built up to a minimum balance of $50,000 within five years of being established to become a permanent endowment. Books acquired under each endowment will bear specially designed, individual bookplates created in consultation with the donor.

For more information, contact Michael Meth, Dean of the University Library, at

Endowment Categories

View endowments by category below, or see a list of all endowments