The Library and Bookmobile will be closed Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 31 in an effort to take proactive measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Monterey Public Library. At this time we are not currently recruiting new volunteers. Our current volunteers have been asked to not come in until further notice. 

Note that volunteer services may take longer to begin again after the library reopens. 

Please check back for more information as it becomes available. 

Thank you and be well.

Sarah Nolan / Adult Services and Outreach Librarian  /  Volunteer Coordinator

City of Monterey | Monterey Public Library | 625 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940

p: 831-646-3949 | nolan@monterey.org

www.monterey.org/library | California's First Public Library ~ est. 1849

Why Volunteer?

  • Learn a new skill
  • Get involved with your community
  • Use your talents
  • Help share the "library experience" with others

Teen volunteers in middle school and above can also get Community Service Hours by volunteering with the library.


Library Volunteers support staff on our mission to INSPIRE, DELIGHT, and EDUCATE ALL.  Together, we can make the Monterey Public Library a welcoming community space for everyone!




Volunteer Orientation   
January 21, 2020  April 21, 2020    
February 18, 2020      May 19, 2020
March 17, 2020   June/July- no orientation
Check out one of our monthly Volunteer Orientations to learn more about getting involved. Orientations are held the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. They begin at 6:30pm in the Learning Lab.  Applications will be given at the orientation.


Thank you for considering the Library as a place for your talents and time.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Nolan at nolan@monterey.org or (831) 646-3949 for further information.