Boost Sustainability in Austin! Help sort books at Recycled Reads!

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Recycled Reads

Recycled Reads is the Austin Public Library's bookstore and sells, re-purposes, or recycles community donations and materials removed from library circulation.

Volunteers assist staff in sorting books and materials for recycling, repurposing, or re-sale. Duties involve working the front desk, unloading boxes, checking for damage, sorting books by subject and value, and shelving books and materials. This position requires volunteers to push cart up to 75lbs; to bend, stoop, and stretch; and handle office equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.

Work is best suited for detail oriented individuals. Previous experience working in retail and warehouse/stocking skills are helpful.

Current Opportunities include:

  • Saturdays 12pm-6pm | 2 volunteers needed for a weekly shift
  • Sundays 12pm-6pm | 2 volunteers needed for a weekly shift
  • Thursdays 12pm-7pm | 2 volunteers needed for a weekly shift
  • Fridays 12pm-6pm | 2 volunteers needed for a weekly shift

For information on this opportunity, contact Volunteer Services at or check out other volunteer opportunities at

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About Austin Public Library


PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Austin Public Library is providing easy access to books and information for all ages, through responsibe professionals, engaging programs, and state-of-the-art technology in a safe and friendly environment.


Volunteers are an integral part of the Library team. Volunteers donated over 19,000 hours of their time and expertise to help connect the community to Library programs and services. We are dedicated to providing engaging and enriching volunteer experiences that support the commitment of the Austin Public Library. We are confident you will find APL a highly rewarding place to serve.


We'll work with your schedule.


Recycled Reads5335 Burnet RoadAustin, TX 78756



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Retail / Sales
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Inventory Management




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hrs per week for a minimum of 6 months

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