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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.

Blogs: Newsroom

Race. Inequity. Protests. You.

In light of racial discrimination and abuse of force around the country, it is necessary for us to engage in deeper reflection and education to make real lasting change.

Michelle Clark
07/21/2020 - 4:00 PM

Race and Equity Statement

San José Public Library joins the messages of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Elizabeth Castaneda
06/19/2020 - 10:51 AM

Library Staff Use 3D Printers to Supply PPE to Health Care Workers

San José Public Library staff used 3D printers and regular office supplies to create face shields and masks for our front line workers.

04/23/2020 - 11:30 AM

Your Questions Answered!

We have compiled a list of the top questions asked about the library closure.

Eduardo Corona
03/20/2020 - 12:59 PM

SJPL eLibrary Card

Not an SJPL member? Apply for our FREE eLibrary Card and start accessing our online resources.

03/18/2020 - 1:00 PM

Keeping You Informed

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.

Nancy Macias
03/17/2020 - 7:15 PM

How Would You Rate the City's Services?

From October 4 through October 18, San José residents can help shape the future of San José by completing an online survey.

Laurie Willis
10/10/2019 - 12:45 PM

Introducing SJPL's First-Ever DC Comics Library Card

DC Comics joined forces with San José Public Library to release a limited edition library card that features an official DC Comics design of Batman reading a comic book.

Nancy Macias
09/19/2019 - 2:00 PM

First-Ever 49ers Library Card

Score your own 49ers library card! Available starting Tuesday, August 27.

Nancy Macias
08/14/2019 - 12:42 PM

Auto-Renewal is Here

The San José Public Library (SJPL) is excited to announce that starting July 25, 2019, it will begin to offer an automatic renewal service to all SJPL accounts. This service will automatically renew c

Nancy Macias
07/23/2019 - 3:47 PM

Introducing the First-Ever SJ Sharks Library Card

The San José Public Library (SJPL) is proud to partner with the San Jose Sharks to present the first-ever Sharks library card. Find out how to SCORE yours!

Nancy Macias
02/01/2019 - 12:00 PM

Celebrating Hip Hop History Month

We celebrate Hip Hop History Month with you every November! We offer a series of events that will educate, excite, and inspire people of all ages!

Nancy Macias
11/09/2018 - 3:00 PM