Giving to the Library

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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.


Message from the Dean

Dean Tracy Elliott

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, exciting, and energizing location with impressive collections of books and digital resources, technology, and services. We strive to facilitate the discovery and creation of knowledge through the services and resources available at the University library.

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Ways to Give

  • Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Birkholz, Dorothy Library Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Condon, Mary Memorial Book Fund
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Rolla, Genevieve Caputo Chemistry Collection Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Noah, Janet W. Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Whitlatch, Jo Bell History Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Sugiyama, Kaya Memorial Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Digital Collections Image
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Library Emerging Technology Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Mark Trent Goldberg Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Winters, Mildred Gentry Endowment Fund
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Wiener, Nancy & Kenneth Social Work Collection Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • National Endowment for the Humanities
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Burns, Patricia Rowe California History Collection Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Portuguese Heritage Collection Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Moore, Ruth Ann Memorial Art Collection Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • SJSU Library Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • SJSU Special Collections and Archives Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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  • Steinfield Library Business Collection Endowment
    Support the King Library through the Dean's Fund or establish an endowment. Endowments provide the King Library with lifelong support to meet the needs of SJSU students and the university community through research and innovation. Current endowments at the King Library cover a range of areas from business to health and science to cultural and ethnic studies. We are grateful to our generous donors who have created a living legacy and provided permanent support for the King Library.

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Thanking Our Donors

Donor appreciation event

As a special thank you to our donors, the King Library holds events that honor their support. Over the years, these events have included annual appreciation banquets recognizing our donors, author awards celebrating the published works of SJSU faculty, and curated gatherings offering a behind-the-scenes look at the library or a tour of our Special Collections, to name a few.

Read more about our most recent event