• Looking Back: Canning in the Valley of Heart's DelightBlossoms in bloom

    In the history of San José, before the tech growth and boom from the 1960s to the present, the most significant industry in the Santa Clara Valley was in agricultural products.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 4:55 PM | Comments: 8
  • Looking Back: A Mansion of a Native SonSenator James D. Phelan's Villa Montalvo

    Villa Montalvo is the former residence of California businessman and politician James Duval Phelan. Taken between 1915-1902, this photo illustrates the estate's grandeur, but also how little it has changed since its construction.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:42 PM | Comments: 0
  • Jill Bourne Named San José Director of LibrariesJill Bourne

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jill Bourne has been named Director of Libraries for the City of San José by City Manager Debra Figone. The San José City Council ratified the appointment today to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Jane Light in 2012.
    Posted by: Elizabeth Castaneda on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:10 PM | Comments: 0
  • Santa Clara County History: Digital CollectionsA View of the Electric Light Tower

    Interested in historic images of Santa Clara County? The San Jose Public Library's California Room and SJSU Special Collections and University Archives share a database of images from their collections.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 5:35 PM | Comments: 0
  • Exam Proctoring

    Every once in awhile we get asked if we offer exam proctoring. The San José Public Library, unfortunately, does not. However, here are some other suggested resources you can try:
    Posted by: Anonymous on Friday, November 2, 2012 - 1:00 PM | Comments: 1