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San José Student Library Card

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School District Partnerships

San José Public Library is collaborating with San Jose School Districts to support students’ academic and career achievement goals by providing a student library card that grants access to electronic resources and allows checkout of up to five items with no late fees.

Participating Schools

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Cards grant access to:

Frequently Asked Questions

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Usage Policies:

  • Parents or family members may not use the San José Student Library Card to check out materials for their own use.
  • Parents who wish to opt out of the San José Student Library Card should contact their school.
  • The San José Student Library Card will expire when the student graduates or leaves the district.

For questions, contact: Lauren Hancock, 1-408-808-2049, Email -

Student Help

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Summer Learning: June 1 - July 31, 2020

Read to learn and win prizes! All ages can expand their knowledge over the summer by reading and attending our FREE educational events.

Parents & Caregivers

Help prepare your children for school, support their unique learning abilities, keep them safe online, and boost your child's academic success and achievement.

Teachers & Educators

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