Volunteer Services

Each year, more than 3,000 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.

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!

Spotlight: Brian Finerty Bascom's Volunteer of the Year!

Meet Bascom Library's 2023 Volunteer of the year, Brian Finerty!
Volunteer of the Year Banner

The 2023 Volunteers of the Year

Banner announcing National Volunteer Week from April 16, 2023 - April 22, 2023
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