Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the library in San Jose, California. For others, see Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (disambiguation).
Interior of the 8th floor

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is a 136 foot (41 m)[1] tall public library in downtown San Jose, California, which opened in August 2003 and had its grand opening on August 16, 2003.[2] As of 2007, it is the largest library building in the western United States built in a single construction project, with over 475,000 square feet (44,000 m²) of space on eight floors and approximately 1.6 million volumes. The King Library is the main library for both San José State University and the San José Public Library system; on its tenth anniversary in 2013 it was still the largest joint university-municipal library in the United States.[2]

Special collections within the library include the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, a California History Room, the SJSU Special Collections & Archive, and a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Collection.



External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Coordinates: 37°20′07″N 121°53′11″W / 37.33535°N 121.88643°W / 37.33535; -121.88643