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All library buildings remain closed. Visit an outdoor Express Pickup location when your holds are ready - appointments are available but not required.

SJ Access

Learn how SJ Access is bridging the digital divide in our communities! This citywide initiative provides residents and students access to all things…

Here's What's Happening

Halloween Booktacular Giveaway

From Monday, October 26- Saturday, October 31, kids and teens stop by any Express Pickup Location and receive 1 free book! Youth ages birth – 18…

SJPL Express Pickup

Borrow items with three easy steps! Don’t forget to make an appointment when picking up your items to save on wait time.

Wi-Fi Hotspots for Library Members

3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots will be available for library members to borrow and use from home.

Día De Los Muertos

Learn how the Day of the Dead is celebrated in the land of the living.

Make Sure Your Vote Counts!

Ballot drop boxes and Vote Centers are coming to San José libraries.

StoryWalk: A Free, Outdoor Reading Adventure

A unique, family-friendly reading experience in the Alum Rock Village of East San José combines the fun of reading, counting, walking, and exploring!

Read Our Blogs

Romances of the Month: October 2020

A monthly review of romance books.

Read (Comics & Graphic Novels) Harder: Challenge Completed

Two SJPL staffers accept the Read (Comics and Graphic Novels) Harder challenge and offer reading recommendations. This week's task: A graphic memoir!

Talking to Kids About 2020: Going Back to School

Books and resources to prepare children for going back or starting to in-person school.