Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Library

Local nameDoctor Martin Luther King Junior Library
LocationSan Jose, California, United States

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library is a 136-foot tall public library and university library, located in downtown San Jose, California, which had its grand opening on August 16, 2003. As of 2018, it is the largest library building in the western United States built in a single construction project, with over 475,000 square feet of space on eight floors and approximately 1.6 million volumes. The King Library is a collaboration between the City of San José and San José State University: it is the main library for both San José State University and the San José Public Library system. In 2004 it was honored as Library of the Year by Library Journal and Thompson Gale, for its collaborative combination of the two functions as well as for the building. On its tenth anniversary in 2013 it was still the largest joint university-municipal library in the United States.The Library building can accommodate over 2000 visitors.

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Phone +1 408 808 2000

Address 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112, USA

Coordinates 37°20'7.773" N -121°53'6.168" E

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