Visiting the Beethoven Center

Beethoven Fortepiano

Operating Hours

As of April 29, 2024, the Beethoven Center will be open by appointment only for music research purposes. To schedule an appointment, please email:

Weekly Keyboard Demonstration


Dr. Sogg demonstrates on keyboards on Wednesdays from 2-2:45pm

Our weekly historic keyboard demonstration series with Dr. Richard Sogg (pictured left) has been discontinued. We hope to resume this series again sometime in the future.





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.

Additional Information for Visitors