September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Did you know that September is National Library Card Month?

At San José Public Library we’d like to remind you of the many perks a library card can bring. Not only does a library card help instill a love of reading, having a library card grants access to a multitude of resources, such as technical devices, academic and lifelong learning, endless digital content, and so much more! Learn more about becoming a member

We'd also like to point out that our library offers so much more than books! Here are some items that San José Public Library offers that you may not be aware of.

Tech Devices

San José Public Library offers  iPads, and Chromebooks.

Museums: Discover & Go

Did you know that you can visit the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Charles M. Schultz Museum, among others, for free? Simply login with your San José Public Library card, book your registration online, print your e-ticket, and go!

Earn a High School Diploma

In case you weren't aware, San Jose Public Library provides an online accredited high school diploma and career certificate program to library card holders in good standing.

Wee Play and Learn Activity Boxes

Youngsters can learn through discovery in each of these take home boxes. There are nine different activity boxes to choose from, which include concepts such as science, shapes, dinosaurs, alphabet, numbers and more. Each activity box includes a lesson sheet with suggested activities, books, and toys.

Request the items through our catalog

San Jose Public Library also recently added a new collection, Wee Read! Books to Go and Grow Bags, which are theme-focused storytime bags.

Linkedin Learning

With over 16,000 expert-led courses, users can choose from a vast array of content. Since monthly memberships cost $29.99, this is a huge cost savings! Some popular courses include Python, Machine Learning, Project Manager Tracking software, Entrepreneurship, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Excel, and so much more.

DIY Home Energy Savings Toolkit

Save up to $200 per year by using this free kit which helps reduce water and energy use. Users even get to keep:

  • LED light bulbs
  • Outlet gaskets
  • Weatherstripping
  • Low-flow showerhead
  • Faucet aerators

Student Help

In addition to traditional print materials, San José Public Library provides students with an overabundance of free academic digital content, including tutoring resources, academic news databases, and online help with a librarian.

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