Volunteer & Donate

Volunteering at the library is a great way to use your talents, provide valuable service to the community, learn new skills and meet great people.  Featured opportunities are listed below.

Volunteer Opportunities

More Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteers

Contact Volunteer Services

 Email us at volunteer@sjlibrary.org or call Jason Pell at 1-408-808-2085 

San José Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. This summer, you can help your local library in a variety of ways: Prevent summer reading loss as a Summer Reading Volunteer. You can share your enthusiasm for reading by helping customers sign up for the program and... read more
Jefferson Awards
San José Public Library congratulates Stuti Vishwabhan , and the members of Teach Seniors Technology at Almaden Branch Library for winning the Jefferson Award! About Teaching Seniors Technology Teach Seniors Technology is a non-profit organization holding lessons at the Almaden Branch Library teaching seniors how to use computers, electronics, and internet services in order to stay current,... read more
San José Public Library
Library System Volunteers of the Year Every year, each of our twenty-four branches and units selects a volunteer they want to acknowledge as their Volunteer of the Year. From these nominees, one volunteer is selected for system-wide recognition as San José Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year. As always we recognize the great contributions and efforts of all our winners! Join us in... read more

SJPL Foundation

San Jose Public Library Foundation

Your monetary donation helps to support collections, technology and programs throughout San José's public libraries.

Donate Your Materials

Friends of the San José Public Libraries accept gently used books and media at any library location.