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Due to our temporary closures, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location.

Introducing SJ Access

SJ Access aims to bridge the digital divide in our communities. Learn more about this citywide initiative and upcoming new services.

Here's What's Happening

Prepare for Back-to-School

For this new school year, take advantage of all our valuable and free academic resources that will help you excel in school!

SJPL Express Pickup: Appointments Now Available

Borrow physical items with three easy steps. You can also save on wait time by making an appointment to pick up your items.

Get Your Story Published

Writers of all ages can submit their short stories for a chance to have them published and shared with the public. Get started today!

Chat with a librarian in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese

Need help finding something? Chat online with a librarian.

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Receive fun facts & tips that’ll help your child learn and grow! Available in different languages.

Virtual Programs from San José Public Library

We’re proud to offer virtual programs that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Read Our Blogs

eSpotlight - High Demand Antiracist Titles Available with No Waiting for a Limited Time

Access top antiracist titles with no holds for a limited time with Overdrive's Black Lives Matter: Community Reads initiative.

Read (Comics & Graphics Novels) Harder: Challenge Accepted, Part Three

Two SJPL staffers accept the Read (Comics & Graphic Novels) Harder challenge and offer graphic novel recommendations. This week's reading task: comics originally published in a newspaper!

Home & Garden Highlight: Upcycled Home Decor

Give new life to everyday objects, old furniture, and more.