About the Foundation

At the heart of our community, our Library provides a place where everyone can learn, create, study, and explore. The San Jose Public Library Foundation was established in 1987 by a group of community volunteers who understood that a great Library system needed more than public funding.

Get Ready For A Coding Revolution!

The San José Public Library has partnered with Mayor Sam Liccardo and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to present the Coding5k Challenge – a new city-wide initiative that will further enhance access and opportunities for FREE, quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs.

Our goal is to have 5,000 unduplicated K-12 students participate in coding classes, annually, by the year 2020.

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Our libraries make a difference in the lives of everyone in our communities, and support from individuals like you is vital to our success. A gift today is a gift for the future!

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The San José Public Library Foundation provides advocacy, financial support, and leadership to our public libraries and educational programs throughout San José to create an educated, equitable, and engaged community