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 co-developed and co-managed by a major university and city. 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.
I am honored to welcome you to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University. You will find the library to be a dynamic location with an impressive collection of books, digital resources, technology, and services. The purpose of the library is to support the research and educational mission of the University. This is achieved through maintaining high-quality information resources, special collections, and archives in multiple formats and through the collaboration between librarians, teaching faculty, and students. Our collaboration includes supporting students and faculty throughout the entire research cycle, from the formulation of topics to the publication and dissemination of the results and conclusions.
The King Library also serves as a physical space. Each floor is specifically designed for inspiration and collaboration. The building incorporates inviting work and study areas, collections, interactive technologies, and library services along with breathtaking views of the Santa Clara Valley and the University campus.
Research strongly suggests that students who use the library are more likely to get better grades and graduate earlier than those who do not. Faculty often report that their research is improved when they collaborate with librarians. Please click the link below to learn more about how to give to the King Library and support its important contributions to student and faculty success.
Ann Agee, MLIS
Interim Dean, University Library