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For over 100 years, the volunteers of San Mateo Public Library have given their time, energy and passion to support its success and growth. From greeting patrons to raising funds to sorting books, our volunteers are the heart and soul of the Library community. 


At the Library

Join the many people who share their time and talents as members of our San Mateo Library Team. As a library volunteer, you can make a difference every day. 

For volunteer opportunities with the Library, please contact:

Marcia Mendonca

Volunteer Coordinator


With The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library would like to meet you! Dedicated individuals and couples are needed to sort, price, shelve and maintain the daily book sale in good order. A volunteer commitment of 1½ to 2 hours per week is requested on a day and at a time of your choice. This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves books and wants to help the Foundation raise funds for the Library and its collections, programs and services.

Email or call 650-558-9100 to learn more about how you can help.



With the Foundation

At our Foundation, our volunteers play an important role in helping us deliver outstanding events that important funds and raise awareness for the Library.


From time to time we also have a need for volunteers within our office to help us thank our many donors through various activities. If you are interested in volunteering with The San Mateo Public Library Foundation, please email or call 650-558-9100.

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