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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Main Library


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Main Library

San Jose Public Library

Provides basic public library service.


Provides basic public library service including collections of contemporary interest and permanent value which are in a variety of formats and languages for all ages and which reflect all points of view. Provides for informational and recreational needs of a culturally diverse population. Special services include: MagniSight Explorer, an assistive device for people with visual disabilities, 408-808-2195; literacy tutoring for English-speaking adults who read or write at the eighth grade level or below through Partners in Reading, 408-808-2361; materials that facilitate learning English as a Second Language or the requirements for U.S. citizenship, 408-808-2397; and bulletin boards and free-for-all literature distribution tables for sharing of community information, 408-808-2195.


Public Transit:

VTA, Light Rail stop within 2 blocks, DASH stops in front.
150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112 37.3360353 -121.8859396 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • AT&T Language Line

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



None to obtain first library card, $1 for replacement. No fee for videos, late charges do apply.


Resident of California to obtain a library card

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply online. Proof of residency in California required to receive a library card.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Santa Clara County