Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Exterior of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Public Hours

Monday 8 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday 8 AM – 8 PM
Wednesday 8 AM – 8 PM
Thursday 8 AM – 8 PM
Friday 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM

  Hours for SJSU Students Only
  Partnership with SJSU
  Holiday Closures
  Safety Guidelines

Children's Room Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 1 PM - 6 PM

Service Desk Hours

1st Floor & 3rd Floor

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday – Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 1 PM - 6 PM

From Our Community

"King's unique blend of public and academic library mixes high and low culture to create unique constellations of knowledge and understanding"

— Jamie B.

Special Collections & Services

California Room - Local History Collection

Rare and archival materials collection at King Library covering local and state history.

Partners in Reading (PAR): Adult and Family Literacy

Share the gift of reading. PAR connects tutors with adult learners to help improve their reading.

SJPL Works: Career & Business

Find your career. Build your business.

Social Worker Services

PATH workers connect individuals and families to services to help them find permanent housing. Social worker appointments are also available to assist you.

TeenHQ: Teen Center

This teen dream hub provides the best environment for innovation to flourish. At TeenHQ, you can be you!

Wee Explore PlaySpace

The Wee Explore PlaySpace in the King Library Children’s Room is a destination for children (ages 0-5) to ignite their imagination and learn through open-ended play and exploration.

SJSU Library Special Collections

San Jose State University archival collections including the Beethoven Center, Steinbeck Center, Sourisseau Academy, and Africana, Asian American, Chicano & Native American Studies Center.

Attend Events


Stories, rhymes, and songs for young children ages 0-5.

Summer Learning

Read to learn and win prizes! All ages can expand their knowledge over the summer.

Virtual Events from King Library

Online events you can attend from the comfort of your home.