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

Tracy Elliott I am honored to introduce and 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 . 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 in the entire research cycle from the formulation of topics, thesis statement, or hypotheses, to the publication and dissemination of the results and conclusions.

The King library also serves as a physical place in which students and faculty can experiment with the technologies used to retrieve, store, and communicate scholarship and knowledge. Spaces are specifically designed for such inspiration and collaboration. This design incorporates strategically chosen furniture, collections, technology, and library services along with breathtaking views of the San José 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 don’t.  Faculty often report that their research is improved when they collaborate with librarians. Please contact your librarian today in order to start a partnership that will lead to your success.

Tracy Elliott, PhD, MLIS
Dean, University Library

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

Annual Donor Appreciation June 15, 2017

It was a special evening to enjoy the treasures on the 5th floor. 

Photo Gallery - Showcase Reception

Future donor appreciation events to be announced.