Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Exterior of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Public Hours

All locations are closed until further notice

Effective January 23 - May 20, 2020

Monday 8 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 9 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 9 PM
Friday 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 7 PM

Monday, March 16: King Library CLOSES at 7PM

  Hours for SJSU Students Only
  Holiday Closures

Children's Room Hours

Monday 9 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 5 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 (People Assisting the Homeless) provides outreach and social work services at the King Library. Social Worker appointments are also available through our Social Workers in the Library program.

TeenHQ: Teen Center

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

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

For Adults

Connect with your community, learn a language, grow your business, and more.


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

TeenHQ Events

Meet new friends, learn to use our makerspace or virtual reality.