We’re open! When visiting, wear a mask covering both the nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status, so we can assist you safely.
All locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in honor of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
DeKalb County Public Library needs the gift of your time to help support and enhance our mission to serve the County’s citizens with a superior library system. There are many different ways in which volunteers serve the library — from weekly commitments to one-time special events. There are positions to match different schedules, skills and interests.
The needs of individual branches vary and not all jobs are available at all branches. New opportunities may arise at any given time. Here are a few of the current opportunities:
Volunteer positions are filled based on education, skill, interests and experience appropriate for the specific job. Minimum age for a library volunteer is 14. (This doesn’t apply, however, to special, supervised and approved group projects.) Minimum age for Technology Team volunteers is 16. DeKalb County and the DeKalb County Public Library are equal opportunity employers.
Apart from the satisfaction you’ll get from helping your community, you will learn new skills, meet new people, develop job references, receive invitation to volunteer party, receive special mailings and learn more about library events.
You can stop by your local branch and ask for the Volunteer Application. Fill it out and return it to a branch or drop it in the mail. Someone will call you to set up an interview. We then discuss time commitments and see if your skills and interests match the library’s needs.