TeenHQ: Teen Center

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Be You at TeenHQ

TeenHQ is the teen center headquarters located at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in downtown San José. It is a place designed exclusively for teens in middle and high school.

This teen dream hub provides the best environment for innovation to flourish. At TeenHQ, you can be you!


150 E San Fernando St., San José, CA 95112

Elizabeth Nolan's portrait.
Elizabeth Nolan


Monday 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 6 PM

  Holiday Closures

Teachers and Educators: request a Class Visit for your middle and high school students to TeenHQ.

logo, Youth Commission - City of San Jose

Passionate About Issues in Your San José Community?

Learn about the city's Youth Commission by joining a youth advisory committee in your district or becoming a Commissioner.

TeenHQ Gamer Lounge

Hang out with your friends and play some video games.

TeenHQ Makerspace

A space for Middle and High School students to explore creative possibilities through library-led programming.

TeenHQ Recording Studio

Private recording booth and mixing boards where music can be produced, recorded, edited and saved. CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

TeenHQ Events

Check out the many exciting events happening in TeenHQ!

Latest Blogs

YA Friday: March 2023 Monthly Wrap-Up

Take a look at some of our favorite young adult books released this month.

Megan Maloy
03/31/2023 - 8:00 AM

Spring into Poetry Contest 2023

SJPL's 3rd annual poetry contest runs April 1-30!

03/29/2023 - 8:00 AM

WeThrive High School Entrepreneur Summer Camp

Calling all high schoolers who want to be small business entrepreneurs! This hybrid summer camp is for you!

03/24/2023 - 6:00 PM