Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

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This article is about the library in San Jose, California. For others, see Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (disambiguation).
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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 openedin 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.

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