Volunteer Away Your Fines

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Clear Your Fines

Tired of not being able to use your library card? Eliminate your fines by volunteering. Fines will be cleared from your account at a rate of $20 per hour.

There are many different volunteer activities available that don’t call for specific skills or experience. Assist with branch programs, library events, and maintaining a welcoming environment in our facilities. We’ll be here with you every step of the way to provide guidance and support.

Details and Requirements

  • Register by contacting the library branch hosting the specific volunteer event
  • Must be able to complete the full duration of the volunteer activity. Please arrive 15 minutes early to update your library account information and sign-in
  • Anyone under the age of 15 must volunteer alongside a parent/legal guardian
  • No experience or special skills necessary
  • Training and supplies will be provided
  • Volunteer at any of the San José Public Library locations
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming Events Email Alerts for Events

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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Holiday Helper

  Dec 17 2018 - 8:00am
  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Dec 18 2018 - 5:00pm
  Educational Park Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Dec 20 2018 - 5:30pm
  Hillview Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Dec 20 2018 - 5:30pm
  Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Dec 27 2018 - 5:30pm
  Hillview Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Dec 29 2018 - 3:00pm
  East San José Carnegie Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Jan 3 2019 - 5:30pm
  Hillview Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Jan 8 2019 - 5:00pm
  Educational Park Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Jan 10 2019 - 5:30pm
  Hillview Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Jan 10 2019 - 5:30pm
  Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Jan 15 2019 - 5:00pm
  Educational Park Branch Library
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Volunteer Away Your Fines as a Branch Buddy

  Jan 17 2019 - 5:30pm
  Hillview Branch Library