Get Involved

Volunteer Services

Supporting your local library is a great way to use your talents, provide valuable service to the community, learn new skills, and meet great people!

Teens Reach: Community Service

Youth council for the San José Public Library, providing a key way for young adults to build their leadership skills and become library advisors and advocates.

Friends of the Library

Wonderful volunteers who support, advocate, and raise funds for our libraries.

Donate Your Materials

Your generous donations of new or gently used books, DVDs, videos, and CDs are gratefully accepted by the Friends groups.

San José Public Library Foundation

Your donation supports the library and many wonderful programs for the community.

Library and Education Commission

The Commission provides a venue for public discussion of services and resources that support and promote education and world-class libraries.

Youth Commission

The Youth Commission is the advisory group to the Mayor and City Council, which empowers and encourages youth to be civically engaged through local and city-wide events and initiatives.

Share Your Library Story

Share your story about how the library has transformed your life.