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

Volunteer Stories

Chau Vu
Chau Vu is one of our awesomely talented Vietnamese Computer teachers who volunteers here at the Tully Library. She has been working here since April 2014 since she found out about this position through Evergreen College. She noticed the posting on a volunteer board and her teacher told her she should apply. Chau does want to eventually find a full time job, but for now, she’s very happy with this volunteer position. Chau comes in weekly with a... read more
Alum Rock Homework Club
  With school starting back up, the Alum Rock branch library volunteers are hard at work getting homework club ready for the local students.  Operating every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., the volunteer staff help upwards of 20 students per day keep up with school work and studies. Our volunteers, managed by Rosalinda - the club's coordinator, provide a safe, welcoming space for students and families with services in English... 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 congratulating the 2016 SJPL System Volunteers of the Year—... 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.