San Jose Off-campus Library Resources
In addition to our library, you may check out books at the Santa Clara City Library and Santa Clara University Library across the street from our new site at no additional charge. Brochures are near the flat screen kiosk in Western Seminary’s lobby area. There are also other library options listed at the bottom of this page.
Santa Clara University Library
Here are the general library hours for Santa Clara University, but their hours will vary with the school calendar:
|Monday-Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m.- 10 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m. - 2 a.m.|
To get to the Santa Clara University Library from Western Seminary’s campus make a left on El Camino Real and a right on The Alameda. Library and parking is on the right hand side across from Safeway.
Library Card Registration Process
Sign up online: https://sccl.santaclaraca.gov/selfreg~S0
Pick up card in person at
SANTA CLARA CITY LIBRARY
2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara, CA 95051 MAP
Be sure to bring 1 gov’t issue photo ID and 1 other form of ID with name on it (i.e. credit card).
Check out books to see if card has been activated.
Visit University Library
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053-0500 MAP
Check out books to verify card has been activated. If self-checkout does not work, go to the Circulation Desk and a librarian can verify it for you.
You may find it convenient to use libraries listed below because they are close to your home or work. Before visiting another library to purchase a borrowing card, please contact them to confirm what identification is required. You also may want to call to confirm the extent of the library's collection in the particular area you are researching.