Adult volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Hennepin County Library. At this time, we don’t have any volunteer needs. Please consider completing a volunteer application, and we will contact you once we have needs that meet your interest.

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We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults. Support your library’s daily operations, programs and services.

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 612-543-8633. The phone line is staffed Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 24 hours.

Web usability sessions

Volunteers needed to participate in usability sessions to help improve the library website. Learn more about web usability sessions

Due to COVID-19, Hennepin County Library is not currently accepting applications for Court-ordered community service.

To fulfill a requirement for court, probation or a diversion program, community service volunteer hours may be available at Hennepin County libraries for youth (ages 12 and older) and adults, depending on location, time needed, and volunteer openings. All positions require good organizational and communication skills.

In order for your request to be processed, your court case must be in Hennepin County, and you must complete the application a minimum of two weeks prior to your deadline for hours.

If you are a college student applying for service learning hours, please use the adult volunteer application.

How to apply
  1. Complete an online application for community service.
  2. The volunteer coordinator will contact you.

Call 612-543-8817 if you haven't been contacted within 5 days.

Local Friends groups are volunteer, membership-based organizations at individual libraries. Varied in size and activities, all share a common goal of supporting and advocating for their local libraries.

Learn more about joining your local Friends group

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Teen volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Hennepin County Library. At this time, we don’t have any volunteer needs.

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We have volunteer opportunities for youth ages 12-19. Positions vary depending on the library.

Questions? Call Volunteer Services at 612-543-8633.

Due to Covid-19, Hennepin County Library is not currently accepting applications for Court-ordered community service.

To fulfill a requirement for court, probation or a diversion program, community service volunteer hours may be available at Hennepin County libraries for youth (ages 12 and older) and adults, depending on location, time needed, and volunteer openings. All positions require good organizational and communication skills.

In order for your request to be processed, your court case must be in Hennepin County and you must complete the application a minimum of two weeks prior to your deadline for hours.

If you are a teen applying for school volunteer hours, please use the teen volunteer application (PDF).

How to apply
  1. Complete an online application for community service.
  2. The volunteer coordinator will contact you.

Call 612-543-8817 if you haven't been contacted within 5 days.

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Donations

Financial donations

Library supporters can make financial donations to Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

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Donating books and other materials

Due to challenges from COVID-19, physical donations cannot be accepted at this time.

Authors and artists: How to submit your work for consideration for the library collection