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 The City of San Jose strongly recommends all people (ages 2+) wear a mask at all SJPL branch locations. Masks are still required at the King Library.

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 On Tuesday, May 17, 1 – 4 AM, the website will be down for maintenance. You can still use the library catalog and events website during that time.

Anti-Racism Resources

The San José Public Library celebrates our city’s diverse cultures. We stand firmly for equity, visibility, and the rights of our residents.

The Library is proud to work towards transforming and building community through knowledge and information around equity issues through our cultural programs and collection of books and resources.

We invite you to explore anti-racist resources and reading recommendations compiled by our expert Librarians.

More about our commitment:

Understanding Racism

"Racism…is rooted in the false belief that the white experience is standard and that white people are superior to others."

— Girl Scouts of America: Help Your Kids Take Action Against Racism