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Mountain View Public Library is proud of its many wonderful and talented volunteers. We rely on volunteers to assist us with sorting and organizing books, helping with library programs, and many other tasks.

The minimum age requirement for volunteers is 13. 

Volunteers age 13 – 17 must fill out an online application then print it so their parents can sign the application and give their consent.  Volunteers 18 years of age or over must complete a fairly quick fingerprinting process through the Mountain View Police Department.  There is no cost to volunteers.


Thank you for considering Mountain View Public Library for your volunteer destination.  We look forward to the possibility of working with you! 

Current Volunteer Opportunities


The Library has suspended volunteer recruitment until after the building remodel is complete. For more information about the remodel please visit our remodel page.


Teen Advisory Group

For students in grades 6 through 12.

What do YOU think of the Teen Zone? Join the Teen Advisory Group and help make the Library an even better place for teens.

Informational meeting Monday, August 8th at 6:30 in the Teen Zone, regular monthly meetings during the school year on Mondays from 6:30-7:30.

Questions? Email


Japanese and French speakers, we need your talents! Mountain View Public Library is looking for Japanese and French speakers to assist with our Language Swap program. We meet every Thursday, 7:00-8:00PM for fun and conversation. 
This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity. You will be asked to attend every Thursday, 7:00-8:00PM to have casual conversation with people learning Japanese/French. There's no required prep or any additional work outside that one hour a week.

Commitment: Ideal candidates will be able to commit to volunteering weekly, on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm. However, if you are only available for a portion of the program, please still apply.

Volunteers must go through the city volunteer program, which includes a background check and fingerprinting. 

Feel free to contact Ellen Thayn ( with any questions!

How to Apply for a volunteer position

Fill out an online Volunteer Application Form. For more information, please contact:

Seema Chhibber
City of Mountain View Library
585 Franklin Street
Mountain View, CA  94041
Phone:  650-526-7017