Visiting the Beethoven Center

Beethoven Fortepiano

COVID-19 Closure Notice


Due to Covid-19, the Beethoven Center is closed to the public until further notice, and most of our services have moved online.

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.


Operating Hours

Monday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Please note that we are closed on the following holidays:

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


Location & Parking

The Beethoven Center is located on the fifth floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library on the campus of San José State University in downtown San José. We are in Room 580 in the Special Collections area.

The address is 150 E. San Fernando Street, at the corner of S. Fourth and San Fernando streets. Public parking is available in the Fourth Street Garage across the street (at 44 S. Fourth St.) and other nearby garages and lots. Metered street parking may also be available.


Group Visits

We normally welcome students and tour groups to the Beethoven Center but are currently unable to do so due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please check back for updated information or contact us.


Additional Information for Visitors