Hours and Location


Due to Covid-19, most of the Beethoven Center’s services have moved online. More information will be coming soon.

We thank you for your interest in the Beethoven Center, and apologize for the curtailment of many of the services you have come to expect from us over the years. We hope to resume more normal operating levels in the not too distant future.


The Beethoven Center is located in Room 580 in the special collections area on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

The King Library is on the campus of San José State University in downtown San José, at 150 E. San Fernando St., on the corner of S. Fourth and San Fernando streets. Public parking is available in the 4th St. Garage across the street (at 44 S. Fourth St.), and other nearby garages and lots. Metered street parking may also be available.

Current online hours:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
11-6 11-6 11-6 11-6 11-5 1 - 5 Closed


Observed Holiday schedule for 2021:

January 18
March 31
May 31
July 5
September 6 
November 11, 25-27 (Thanksgiving weekend)  
December 24-31

Questions about your visit?

Check our visitor guidelines or contact us.
About the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
AboutSan José State University
About the School of Music & Dance


Library: https://www.sjpl.org/king
Main Campus: http://www.sjsu.edu/map/directions/


City Parking: http://www.sjdowntownparking.com/
On Campus: http://www.sjsu.edu/parking/permits/visitor/