Personal Growth

Equity and Inclusion

You belong at the San José Public Library. We commit to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all. Learn more about how SJPL is building a better library for you.

Partners in Reading (PAR): Adult and Family Literacy

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

Career Online High School

Career Online High School offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma & a career certificate with support from enrollment to graduation.

Citizenship and Immigration Resources

Get resources that help with citizenship and immigration.

SJPL Works: Career & Business

Find your career. Build your business.

Social Worker Services

20 minute virtual social worker appointments are available to assist you.


Create a professional-looking eBook, or format your book for printing.

Indie Author Project Submissions

Submit your indie-published book here and share your eBooks with patrons of SJPL and libraries throughout California. The best submissions are curated, featured, and promoted by Library Journal, Overdrive, and other notable organizations and businesses.

Short Édition

Read short stories from local and international writers, or submit your own to the Short Edition collection.

Virtual Privacy Lab

Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs.