Volunteer at Los Angeles Public Library

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Los Angeles Public Library! We have thousands of active volunteers throughout the City's 72 branch libraries and the Central Library. Each location has different volunteer needs, so not all opportunities will be available at all locations.

  • The City of Los Angeles Ordinance 187134, COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all current and future volunteers. At this time, there is no vaccine exemption policy for library volunteers.
  • We do not accept Court Referred Volunteers.
  • Adult volunteers are required to undergo a background check that includes live scan fingerprinting.

Questions? Send us an email or call the Volunteer Engagement Office at (213) 228-7490.