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  • PLEASE NOTE: All Santa Monica Public Library and City of Santa Monica volunteer candidates, 18 years and older, must have livescan fingerprint clearance prior to being interviewed for possible volunteer placement.

  • Fairview tutor

    "The Santa Monica Public Library is a vibrant community center and I am proud to be a part of that community by helping a young student. Tutoring is a wonderful way to give back to the community in a very meaningful, personal way.”

  • Volunteer at the Library

    Adult Literacy Volunteer
    Volunteer literacy tutors work one-on-one with adult learners in a library setting. Training hours and a minimum six month commitment are required. Tutors meet with learners once or twice per week for 1 to 2 hour sessions. For more information, call (310) 458-8603, email us at, or contact us through VolunteerMatch.

    Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library Volunteer
    Visit the Friends of the Library website or call (310) 458-8608 for information about volunteering with this nonprofit Library support group.

    Santa Monica Reads Book Discussion Group Leader
    Get involved in the annual Santa Monica Reads program by volunteering as a virtual discussion group leader. The Library provides training for discussion group volunteers who then have the opportunity to lead public book discussions on the featured title. For more information, visit the Santa Monica Reads website, email, or call the Library at (310) 458-8600.

    Teens! Volunteer at the Santa Monica Public Library to earn community service hours and learn how a library operates.
    Teens in grades 7-12 can volunteer or earn service credit hours in a variety of fun and creative ways at the library.
    Sign-up on Volunteer Matters:

    Note: Volunteering at the Santa Monica Library is an ongoing program with no one-time opportunities. Volunteers have to complete an interview and orientation before they can begin volunteering. Please keep this in mind if you are required to perform community service by a specific deadline.
    Email Teen Services Librarian, Gia Forsyth, with any questions:

    How can teens join Teen Leadership Council?
    Teen Leadership Council meets at the library once a month and helps determine what kind of programs the library should host for teens. Council members earn volunteer/service credit hours for participating. For any questions about Teen Leadership Council, email Teen Services Librarian, Gia Forsyth:

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