SAN JOSE, Calif.
— San Jose Public Library District has launched a new “library of the past” with a new building that’s the centerpiece of the city’s library system.
The new building is called the “Library of the Future” and is scheduled to open in December.
It will feature four floors that will be used for classrooms, offices, a community space and a meeting room.
The library also has a “library museum” with an array of artifacts.
The city’s first branch of the new library opened in February, and it has since received over 4,000 applications.
The building will be the largest public library in the country and will house around 8,000 people.
The library will be built as part of the $1.9 billion library expansion plan that will see nearly $200 million spent on new libraries, as well as new libraries and new spaces for the community to connect.