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 our 73 locations. Each library has different volunteer needs and opportunities. Contact your local library for more information.

Potential Volunteers


  • 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 must undergo a background check that includes live scan fingerprinting.

Current Volunteers

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