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× Limited In-person services are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a sanitation break from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Walk-up Door-side service is available on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Please click here for more information.
SDCL is committed to serving the needs of the public while ensuring the safety of customers and staff.

Servicios limitados en persona los martes, miércoles y jueves de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. con una pausa sanitaria de 12:30 p.m. a 1:30 p.m.
El servicio sin previa cita para recoger en la puerta está disponible los lunes y viernes de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.
SDCL se compromete a atender las necesidades del público y al mismo tiempo garantizar la seguridad de nuestros clientes y personal.

Volunteer Opportunities

In fiscal year 2015-2016, San Diego County Library gained a net value of $3.38 million by training and including in daily operations 5,572 volunteers, who donated 134,646 hours of their time.

Volunteers perform a variety of duties, including, but not limited to: presenting and assisting with branch events, tutoring adult literacy learners, reading to children in the "Grandparents and Books" programs, helping students with homework, leading book discussion groups, and serving as Internet docents.

The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors recognize the important contribution volunteers make to all County departments in an annual event each year. County departments each nominate their own "Volunteer of the Year." A PowerPoint Presentation of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors' Volunteer of the Year presentation can be accessed on the County Clerk of the Board's web site.

Library branches hold volunteer recognition events each year during National Volunteer Recognition Month in April.

Volunteer Requirements

Staff will do their best to match your interests and talents with current needs. Volunteers receive an orientation and training. Expect a busy staff and sometimes unspoken, but always heartfelt thanks for your commitment to your community.

For further information and referral about the library's volunteer program, please contact your local branch library.