Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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Locations and Hours

150 E. San Fernando St.
San José, CA 95112

Hours Effective August 25 - December 18, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Children's Room Hours:
Mon - Thu
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sept. 26 - OPEN 1:00 - 6:00 PM

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Joes Come Home & 22 Joes Everyday... - Mon, Sep 22 (All day)
Reading to Children with Kathy - Mon, Sep 22 11:30 am
Homework Club - Mon, Sep 22 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Fun - Mon, Sep 22 4:00 pm

Have questions on starting or expanding your business? A City of San José Office of Economic Development (OED) employee will be on hand to answer your questions related to: registering a business, obtaining business permits, and zoning. This drop-in program will occur every other Tuesday, starting October 7th, 2014. Pre-registration is not required.


Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library - Room 455 (4th Floor)

Date: every other Tuesday, beginning October 7th, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Topics that the OED employees can cover include:

  • Basic real estate questions - Things you should consider BEFORE signing a lease or buying property  
  • Permit questions - What kinds of permits are needed for my business? Who do I coordinate with? How long does the process take? What is it going to cost?
  • Specific business tax requirements of San Jose and more generally about Santa Clara County
  • Basic company financing questions (traditional bank loans, crowd funding, angel/vc funding, loan guarantees)
  • Basic company structures 
Posted by Yelena Giannuzzi on Sep 20, 2014 | |

“Do you have a directory of grain processing equipment? I saw one in another library as a supplement to a magazine. ”


King Library didn’t have the journal, though I thought ReferenceUSA, one of the SJPL library databases, might help the customer find what he wanted.


You can get to  Reference USA  going online to San Jose Public Library's home page and clicking on Research at the top right hand corner.  On the next page find Articles and Databases and  click on Business. You’ll find a listing for ReferenceUSA  under Business Directory.


Note : If you’re trying to use ReferenceUSA from outside SJPL  libraries, you will need to sign in using your library barcode and PIN number


I brought up the web site and showed the customer how to make his own directory. First he needed to make an online custom search form by clicking the US Business database and then selecting Custom Search.

Choosing the left hand menu and selecting  business types, he then went to the  keyword search  and  typed in “grain”; from the choices given he chose “grain elevators” I then  showed him how to narrow the listing to grain elevators in states, counties or other localities. He was delighted  when I told him he could make his own directory at home, print it out or download it to a database file.

Posted by Lucille Boone on Sep 20, 2014 | |

The San Jose Public Library (SJPL) is teaming up with Santa Clara City Library, Sunnyvale Public Library and Mountain View Public Library to present the Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour.

Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour Flier


The Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour is for library lovers and bicycle enthusiasts.


The Tour is scheduled for Saturday, 2014 October 18, starting at 9:30 AM at the San Jose Public Library Rose Garden Branch. From the Rose Garden Branch the Tour travels to the Santa Clara City Library, the Sunnyvale Public Library and ends at the Mountain View Public Library.


Each library stop will include a guided tour of the library, a craft and a surprise event. There will also be limited edition spoke cards.


Group rides will leave after each of the library tours. Feel free to join the group rides or go at your own pace. Hop on and off whenever you want.


Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle and a snack!


Register here!


Tentative schedule:  


9:30 AM:  San Jose Public Library, Rose Garden Branch  

10:00 AM: Leave Rose Garden Branch Library

10:45 AM: Santa Clara City Library Tour

11:00 AM: Leave Santa Clara City Library

11:45 AM: Sunnyvale Public Library Tour

12:00 PM: Leave Sunnyvale Public Library 

12:30 PM:  Mountain View Public Library tour


Library 2 Library route map coming soon!


Please Note:The bicycle tour will be held rain or shine

Posted by Michele Rowic on Sep 19, 2014 | |

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