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Austin Public Library-Various locationsAustin, TX 78768
Volunteer Shelving


The Austin Public Library is looking for volunteers to help re-shelve books and other materials. Volunteers arrange library materials onto sorting carts in alphabetic and numeric order before shelving the materials in the stacks. Volunteers may also dust shelves, shelf read, and help keep reading areas tidy.

This position requires volunteers to push carts up to 75lbs and to bend, stoop, and stretch with or without reasonable accommodations. The position is best suited for those who love to organize. We require a 2 hour weekly commitment for a minimum of three months.

Flexible days/times available and may be found at one of our 23 locations.

Current openings include:

Little Walnut Branch | 835 W Rundberg Ln

  • Saturdays 10am-12pm | 1 volunteer needed for a weekly 2 hour shift

Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez

Help us corral the 61,000+ books in the Children's Room. If you love details and spreadsheets and the joy of a beautifully displayed array of books then this job is for you. Invite a friend and be our first bonafide Children's Book Wrangler!

  • Mondays 7pm-9pm | 1 volunteer needed for a weekly 2 hour shift
Contact Volunteer Services at for information or check out other volunteer opportunities at


  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Library Sciences
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for 3 months

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