Volunteer Services

Volunteer at the Library

The mission of Volunteer Services is to invest in our community by providing a dynamic volunteer program with engaging and enriching experiences that strengthens and supports the commitment of the Austin Public Library. In 2015, our volunteers donated over 21,000 hours of their time and expertise to help connect the community to our library programs and services. Volunteers are an integral part of our team and are a valuable asset to our Library system. With volunteer positions to match most schedules and interests, we are confident you will find the Austin Public Library a highly rewarding place to serve. 

Please note: We are not currently placing volunteers at the Milwood Branch due to its closure for renovations. 

Contact Deborah Scharven, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 512-974-7443 (Relay Texas 711) or APL.Volunteers@austintexas.gov to learn more.

Find additional ways to invest in the Library community by visiting our Support the Library page.