Support Your Library

Your donations to the Library Foundation help us create a more educated, equitable, and engaged community in San José.

Who We Are

Since 1987, the Foundation has raised more than $23 million to provide funding for important library programs


Access for All

Together with the City of San José, we are working to give more students and families access to vital digital tools and resources.


Paying it Forward

The Foundation is collaborating with the Mayor’s Office to help high school students save money for college.


Creating Opportunity

With 107 graduates and a 75% completion rate, the Library's Career Online High School program is tops in the nation!


Learning to Grow

SJ Learns gives low-income students in grades TK-3 access to high-quality afterschool and extended learning programs.


Silicon Valley Skills

Local youth learn the principles of coding and computer science through the Coding5K Challenge.


About the Foundation

At the heart of our community, our Library provides a place where everyone can learn, create, study, and explore. The San José 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.

The Foundation has grown and evolved over the years, but that legacy continues. Over the past 30+ years, we have raised more than $23 million to support SJPL programs, and the Foundation plays a critical role in ensuring that all San José residents can benefit from the innovative programs that rank our Library among the best in the nation.