During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
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Mission Statement

San Jose Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. San Jose Public Library is a winner of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Recipients are selected because of their innovative approaches to public service and the contribution they make to the educational, civic, cultural and economic development goals of their communities.


The Library Volunteer Program is committed to encouraging community participation and the comprehensive coordination of volunteers to enhance Library services.


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Would you recommend San Jose Public Library?

by Nancy S. from San Jose, CA (April 15, 2020)
I love this volunteer positions. The training, the co workers and clients were awesome!
by Kenneth S. from CA (July 6, 2011)
Volunteering here gives you the opportunity to earn community- service hours by keeping library materials well- maintained and answering/ helping patrons with their queries in a comfortable environment/ workplace. You also gain the opportunity of meeting new people and new friends
by Orin D. from Houston, TX (August 13, 2010)
It is one of the fulfilling experience. If you can read and write and can help another person to lead a more rewarding life there is a great joy in it!! SJPL even trains the tutors to help individuals to improve their reading and writing or any other literacy related skills.