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San Jose Public Library

Rankings
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Library Scout State Rank™

#50
in California

Library Scout National Rank™

#1,085

Popularity Score

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People really enjoy visiting

Visitors Score

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San Jose Public Library gets tons of visitors
Overview
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The San Jose Public Library is located in San Jose, California. It serves a population of about 1,042,094 people.

Library Scout ranks the San Jose Public Library as the #50 best library in California and the #1,085 best in the nation.

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What's great about San Jose Public Library?

Avid Reader Score

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Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Programs Score

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Tons of library programs!

Popularity Score

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People really enjoy visiting

Visitors Score

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San Jose Public Library gets tons of visitors

Computer Availability Score

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Lots computers!
1,265 compared to 32 nationally

Librarians Score

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Some librarians

Branch Libraries in the System

23
Branches
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose, California 95112

Alviso Library
5050 North 1st Street
San Jose, California 95002

Berryessa Library
3311 Noble Avenue
San Jose, California 95132

Biblioteca Latino Americano
921 S. 1st Street
San Jose, California 95110

Calabazas Branch Library
1230 S. Blaney Avenue
San Jose, California 95129

Cambrian Library
1780 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, California 95124

East San Jose Carnegie Library
1102 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, California 95116

Educational Park Branch Library
1772 Educational Park Drive
San Jose, California 95133

Joyce Ellington Branch Library
491 E. Empire Street
San Jose, California 95112

Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, California 95121

Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Drive
San Jose, California 95122

Pearl Avenue Library
4270 Pearl Avenue
San Jose, California 95136

Santa Teresa Library
290 International Circle
San Jose, California 95119

Seven Trees Branch Library
3590 Cas Drive
San Jose, California 95111

West Valley Library
1243 San Tomas Aquino Road
San Jose, California 95117

Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue
San Jose, California 95125

Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, California 95118

Rose Garden Library
1580 Naglee Avenue
San Jose, California 95126

Tully Community Branch Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, California 95111

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, California 95127

Almaden Branch Library
6445 Camden Avenue
San Jose, California 95120

Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane East
San Jose, California 95111

Bascom Library and Community Center
1000 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, California 95128

Village Square Branch Library
4001 Evergreen Village Square
San Jose, California 95135

About
🏠 150 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose, California 95112
State
📞 (408) 808-2000
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Popularity
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Popularity Score

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People really enjoy visiting

How often do people visit?

13
per year

Visitors Score

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San Jose Public Library gets tons of visitors

Average Daily Visitors

18,781
Books, Music & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Bookworms
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Avid Reader Score

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Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

19
compared to 14 nationally
Programs
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Library programs are an excellent way to meet other people in your community, continue your learning, or help your children meet friends and learn.

All Library Programs Score

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Tons of library programs!

All Library Programs

16,600
compared with 562 programs nationally

Children's Programs Score

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Tons of children's programs!

Children's Programs

10,850
compared with 310 programs nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

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Tons of young adult programs!

Young Adult Programs

865
compared with 55 programs nationally
Librarians
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Librarians Score

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Some librarians

Librarians

354

Average Library Staff Salary

$55,408
Funding
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How well funded is the San Jose Public Library?

Funding Score

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Moderately Well Funded

Library Funding

$37
per person in library district
Funds per library user is above the 40th percentile nationally
Methodology
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The Library Scout ranking rigorously analyzes public data to help you find the best library near you. Our methodology takes into account several factors including the library's total funding relative to the population it serves, the number of paid full-time employees relative to the population it services, the number of electronic and physical items in circulation, the number of library visits, the number of library programs, and the number of computers available for public use.