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Volunteer With Austin Public Library

Please click on the links above to learn more about volunteering with APL.

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. Volunteers are an integral part of our team and are a valuable asset to the APL 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.

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Volunteer Services strives to match your skills and interests with Austin Public Library needs. We also strive to have a diverse volunteer program that reflects our community. Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who meet the qualifications (with or without reasonable accommodation) for each position regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or HIV status.

Austin Public Library does not offer one time-service projects for group volunteers. The following organizations currently offer volunteer opportunities for groups during the pandemic:

Contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Paul Lopez 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.