What is Library-by-Mail?

The Library-by-Mail service provides books and other library materials to SJPL members of all ages living in the City of San José. Library-by-Mail is free. It is for individuals who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent disability.

How to Enroll

To enroll for Library-by-Mail at SJPL, please complete the application in full online or via printable PDF. After submitting this application, you will be emailed a certification form. Please share the certification form with your certifying authority for completion. A certifying authority can be a physician, nurse, or social worker.

Are you are unable to complete this form? Do you need assistance with the certification process? Please contact us at, so we may assist you.

Alternatively, a PDF print version of both the application and certification form can be completed and mailed to:

San Jose Public Library
Attn: Library-by-Mail, KPRR
150 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112

PDF versions: English | Español | Tiếng Việt | 简体中文 | 中國傳統的)한국어

After Enrollment

When enrollment is completed, you will receive a welcome letter explaining how the Library-by-Mail service works, including how to contact a Library-by-Mail liaison if you have questions or to request materials.

For additional information, call 408-808-2355 or email

Online Enrollment Application

Back to Top