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All Library locations closed Wednesday, March 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

Volunteer Opportunities

Homewokr Help Volunteer working with students


Volunteers are important partners in The Seattle Public Library's mission to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. The Library is fortunate to have over 500 volunteers who provide services for our patrons, help staff maintain attractive collections and host special events for the community.


Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer. Share your talents and skills and make a difference in your community!


Volunteer Opportunities for Adults


Service Learning Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students


City of Seattle: Volunteering and Participating


United Way of King County




Become a Volunteer at the Library


To learn about volunteer openings for adults, please call the Volunteer Services information line at 206-386-4664. You also may speak with the volunteer liaison at your local branch. Applicants must be at least 18 years old for most Library volunteer positions.

Download a Volunteer Application for Adults PDF(Opens a new window)


Return your signed application to:

Volunteer Services Coordinator
The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-1109


Email: volunteer@spl.org

Fax: 206-386-4129


The Library offers service learning volunteer projects for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Please speak with the Teen Services librarian at your local branch to learn more about service learning opportunities.

Download a Service Learning Volunteer Application for High School Students PDF (Opens a new window)