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VolunteerLibrary volunteer reading to a group of children 

How You Can Help:

The Carlsbad City Library offers numerous ways to give back to the community. Whether helping students with homework or delivering books to those who can’t get to the library, volunteers play an integral role in making Carlsbad City Library a fabulous place to learn, read and connect with others.

Check out all of the opportunities here.

How to become a volunteer:

Step 1:  Application. Fill out an application.

Step 2:  Orientation. Attend a volunteer orientation to learn about our program. RSVP to Tammy Enete:

Step 3:  Interview. Meet one-on-one with the volunteer coordinator to talk about available volunteer positions. Note: volunteer openings are limited. 

Step 4: Background check or testing. Some of our positions require a background check (when working with children and/or seniors) or a short test (when shelving books).

Step 5: Training. The supervisor for the position will contact you and set up a training date.

Step 6:  Volunteer! You will be able to set up a schedule with your supervisor based on your availability and the requirements of the position.

(Note: It takes between 3-5 weeks to go from Step 2 to Step 6.)


    • Must be 15 years of age or older.
    • Most positions require a commitment of one to three hours per week for at least six months.
    • Background checks are required for certain volunteer positions.

Contact Information

Library Volunteer Services
Tammy Enete
760-602-7940 fax

1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011