Volunteer Services

Each year, community members donate their time, skills and talents to strengthen the services provided by San José Public Library.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering at your local library is a great way to:

  • Use your talents
  • Provide valuable service to the community
  • Share your skills
  • Meet great people
  • Reduce your fines through service


150 E San Fernando, San José, CA 95112

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Handbook (PDF) – Guidelines, information, and benefits of volunteering for the library.

Training Materials:

Log Your Hours – Login to enter your volunteer hours and update your information. (myvolunteerpage.com)

Volunteer Options

Browse featured opportunities.

Latest Blogs

Celebrate and become inspired.

Volunteers Are the Heart of the Library

Volunteering with the library allows you to offer valuable assistance to our community members and helps us become better people.
Friends of the Bascom Community Branch Library gather together in front of the book sale, commemorating Bascom's 10th Anniversary.

National Friends of the Library Week

We're celebrating our fantastic Friends groups throughout San José this October 15–21, for all they do to support SJPL and its mission.

Pathfinders Cambrian Staff: Creativity Creates a Team!

Cambrian Library Has Transformed into a Hive of Activity and Fun!

Volunteer Spotlight: AAPI Heritage Month

At SJPL we celebrate the contributions of our volunteers that have Asian and Pacific Islander heritage by sharing their stories!
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