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Library Closed Monday, May 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 350 volunteers who provide services for our patrons, maintain attractive collections and help staff 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


Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students


United Way of King County




How to Become a Volunteer


To learn about current volunteer openings, please call the Volunteer Services information line at 206-386-4664. You also may speak with the volunteer liaison at your local branch.


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


Return your signed application to:

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

Fax: 206-386-4129


Applicants must be at least 18 years old for most Library volunteer positions. There are a limited number of volunteer projects for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Students are advised to apply for volunteer openings early in the school year. If you have questions, please speak with the volunteer liaison at your local branch.



Volunteers help students with their homework assignments.