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SJ Access

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Your Link to Online Learning

SJ Access is a City of San José initiative to provide residents and students access to all things digital: internet, free Wi-Fi, and digital literacy programs and opportunities.


Access to digital connectivity – a fast and reliable internet connection – has become an essential service for residents in San José. SJ Access helps households with little or no internet access get connected by partnering with school districts and businesses, installing outdoor Wi-Fi access at City libraries and community centers, and lending new and refurbished devices at no cost.


Wi-Fi hotspot device.

Featured: Wi-Fi Hotspots

15,000+ high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots devices with unlimited 4G LTE data plans for unconnected and under-connected students and residents in San José.

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Featured: East Side Community Wi-Fi

If you are near the James Lick and Overfelt high school areas, you may be able to connect to free Community Wi-Fi, depending on your location.


Coming Soon

  • Devices: New and refurbished laptops and ipads for students and residents.
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi: Libraries, parks and community centers will enhance their public wi-fi to extend to parking lots and areas adjacent to key City facilities.


Launching soon, select branches will have limited laptops, ipads, and hotspots available for check-out on a first-come, first-served, basis. SJPL Library card members can use these devices at home to connect to programs, search for jobs, apply for benefits, access tele-health and other virtual services.

Digital Literacy

Coming soon, learn how to use digital devices by participating in our digital literacy programming. These workshops will walk users through the basics of digital devices, online safety, user privacy and how to access other online programs and services. Workshops will be available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Free Wi-Fi

Access free Wi-Fi at all SJPL locations. Learn how to connect your devices.

Become a Member: Get a Library Card

Learn the benefits of membership and sign up for your card today.

Virtual Programs from San José Public Library

We've produced hours of video for your perusal and have upcoming programs you can attend live online.

Pick Up Your Hotspot at Our Maker[Space]Ship

The Maker[Space]Ship blasts off again to provide internet access to those in need!

San José Student Library Card

San José Public Library is collaborating with our local school districts to improve access for youth.

eBooks/eMedia: Stream & Download

Read, listen, or watch online.