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King Library's Sustainable Features

Learn about the important sustainable features of the King Library

Location, location, location

When you visit the MLK library you stand on past libraries...

While the king library was constructed in 2003, a library has been on this site for more than 120 years.

Three generations of a library have been sited on this piece of land:

  • 1903 - The San Jose Public Library's Carnegie Library at Fourth & San Fernando was constructed
  • 1942-2000 - SJSU's Wahlquist Library (Image)
  • 2003- present - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, a joint library housing both the San Jose State University Library and the main branch of the San Jose Public Library

Free Transportation!!

Do you know you can save up to 2000$ per year by just using public transit?

The nearest light rail station (San Antonio Station) is 0.4 miles away from the SJSU campus

The other transit options available are VTA buses.

If you are an SJSU student we got some good news for you. You can travel free of cost through VTA and Light rail by getting a smart pass.

And if you are not a student, don't worry.  VTA has some discounted fares for you!

How does the library fits in our eco system?

Contribution of the library to the economy!

Lots of people visit the library in person as well online. King Library practices social equity by offering its services online as well as in-person. Some folks can not use the library's in-person services, so it is especially helpful that these educational resources are available through both modes--online and in-person!