National Library Week

April 7 - 13, 2024

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

More Than Books

The Library has many exciting and suprising things to offer.

More than books

Explore the Unexpected

Discover some of the many unique eResources available.

eResources to Explore

Ready, set, share!

What are the surprising and beautiful things you love about San José Public Library? Share your story with us.

Ready, Set, Attend!

Join us for one of our engaging programs.


Get to Know Your Library

Read about the history and current leadership of San José Public Library.

History, leadership and facts and awards about SJPL.

Management Team

Meet our library management team.
artwork of the Knox Block that housed the first San José library in 1872

Timeline of San José Public Library History

Timeline of significant dates in the history of San Jose Public Library
Crowd of eager citizens outside Hillview Branch for its Grand Opening listen to a speaker.

Facts and Awards

Quick facts about the award-winning San José Public Library system.

National Library Workers Day: April 9

Read about our amazing library staff, and the inspiring work they do.


Ready, set, apply!

Ready for more surprises and benefits? Sign up for a library card today and make the most of your membership with us!

Get Involved

Make a meaningful impact by volunteering your time.

Get Involved

Family cleaning toys during volunteer event.

Volunteer Services

Volunteering is a great way to use your talents, provide valuable service to the community, learn new skills, and meet great people!

Become a Partners in Reading Volunteer

Share your reading, writing, and conversation skills with adults in San José. Free training and learning materials provided.
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