San Jose Off-campus Library Resources

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

General Hours

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

You may register for a Santa Clara City Library card (which will allow you to check out books at the Santa Clara University Library) by following the steps below. If you have more questions about the process, please feel free to contact Amanda Reid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Step 1

Sign up online:

Step 2

Pick up card in person at

2635 Homestead Road Santa Clara, CA 95051   MAP
PHONE: 408.615.2900.

Be sure to bring 1 gov’t issue photo ID and 1 other form of ID with name on it (i.e. credit card).

Step 3

Check out books to see if card has been activated.

Step 4

Visit University Library

500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95053-0500   MAP
PHONE: 408.554.4415.

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.

Other Libraries

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.

South Bay

North Bay

East Bay