The 2018 New Librarian Summit will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library (also known locally as the MLK Library) in downtown San Jose, California.

The MLK Library had its grand opening on August 16, 2003 and is the largest library building in the western United States built in a single construction project, with over 475,000 square feet of space on eight floors and approximately 1.6 million volumes. The King Library is a collaboration between the City of San José and San Jose State University. In 2004 the MLK Library was presented with the title of Library of the Year by Library Journal and Thompson Gale, for its collaborative combination of the two functions as well as for the building.


Visitors may park in and purchase Single Day and Hourly permits from self-service Permit Paystations located at the following locations on the SJSU campus:

  • North Garage (65 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95192), Levels 3 and above.
  • South Garage (377 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95192), Sections 2J and above.
  • West Garage (450 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95192), All Levels

Visitor parking is available in any General parking space not designated for any other use (such as Employee parking).  Paystations accept coins, $1, $5, and $10 bills as well as Visa/MasterCard. For more information and maps please check out the SJSU Visitor Parking website

There is also a city parking lot located directly across the street from the MLK library.