Sonoma County Library


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Sonoma County Residents borrow over 2.5 million items a year. Nearly half the service population has a library card. Expert reference librarians answer a quarter of a million reference questions annually for individuals, businesses and government agencies. They offer instruction in the use of Library resources in such fields as genealogy, grant seeking, and use of the Internet. During a typical school year, hundreds of classes either visit a library or are visited by a children's librarian. The Library operates an adult literacy program, training volunteers to tutor individuals who lack basic reading ability.

Employment Opportunities

Job openings with the Sonoma County Library are posted on public bulletin boards and on this web site in our job pages.

Become a Volunteer

Are you interested in giving of your time and energy at the Library?

We need you.

Most of our volunteers work at shelving and re-shelving the many books we circulate. This requires patience and the strength to push loaded book carts. Our need for shelvers is constant.

We also need a smaller number of volunteers to repair books, clip newspaper articles, search shelves, and file.

We will train you.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact your local branch.

We also need literacy volunteers to tutor adults who are learning to read. This is a special opportunity to make a difference in your community.

The Library Foundation and Library Friends groups need volunteers to help with book sales and other fundraising and committee activities.

Thank you for helping!