San Jose Public Library
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San José Public Library
CountryUnited States
TypePublic
Established1872
LocationSan Jose, California
Branches23
Collection
Size2,101,721
Access and use
Circulation10.49 million items
Population served1,000,536
Other information
Budget$37 million
DirectorJill Bourne, City Librarian
Website
www.sjpl.org
References: [1]
The San José Public Library (​Spanish​: Biblioteca Pública de San José)[2] is the public library system of San Jose, California​, in Silicon Valley, made up of 23 branch libraries spread across the city.
Contents
1Organization
2Branches
3See also
4References
5External links
Organization​[​edit​]
Its central library, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, is also the main library of the San Jose State University​. Built in 2003, King Library is the first joint use library in the United States shared by a major university as its only library and a large city as its main library. It has more than 1.6 million items. The building has nine floors that result in more than 475,000 square feet (44,100 m2) of space with a capacity for 2 million volumes.​[3]
The city has 23 neighborhood branches including the Biblioteca Latinoamericana which specializes in Spanish language materials.​[4] The East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library, a Carnegie library opened in 1908, is the last Carnegie library in Santa Clara County still operating as a public library and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As the result of a bond measure passed in November 2000, a number of brand new or completely reconstructed branches have been completed and opened.
The San Jose system (along with the University system) were jointly named as "Library of the Year" by Library Journal in 2004.[5]
Branches​[​edit​]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library[6]
Almaden
Alviso
Dr. Roberto Cruz – Alum Rock
Bascom
Berryessa
Biblioteca Latinoamericana
Cambrian
Calabazas
East S.J. Carnegie
Educational Park
Edenvale
Evergreen
Hillview
Joyce Ellington
Mt. Pleasant
Pearl Avenue
Rose Garden
Santa Teresa
Seven Trees
Tully Community
Village Square
Vineland
Willow Glen
West Valley
Images of SJPL Branches
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Bascom Branch
Almaden Branch
Berryessa Branch
Cambrian Branch
Willow Glen Branch
Seven Trees
Vineland Branch
West Valley Branch
Joyce Ellington Branch
Tully Branch
See also​[​edit​]
San Francisco Bay Area portal
Santa Clara County Library District
References​[​edit​]
  1. ^ http://www.sjpl.org/facts
  2. ^ La Biblioteca Pública de San José en Español
  3. ^ SJ Library MLK History page (Mentions joint university/city status, collection size and uniqueness of project.)
  4. ^ Locations page at SJ Library site(See BL article for its references.)
  5. ^ San Jose Public Library – Facts & Awards "In 2004, San Jose Public Library and San Jose State University Library were jointly named Library of the Year by the Library Journal."
  6. ^ "​Locations & Hours -- System Map." SJPL.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2013.
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