Easter Library Closings
All Indianapolis Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 5 in observance of Easter.

Volunteering at the Library

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at Indianapolis Public Library.

If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed below, contact the Library's Support Programs & Volunteer Resources Office at 317-275-4046, or use our Volunteer Opportunities email contact form. (Indy Reads has specific contact information available below.)

Volunteers Needed Immediately: Spades Park Branch!

Our Spades Park Branch, located at 1801 Nowland Ave., is seeking volunteers to assist with their Teen Tech Lounge, a place community teens can simply hang-out, check out equipment, and independently learn new computer applications. Volunteers check in and out equipment, assist teens with basic computer applications, and promote the general well-being of the area. Volunteers can engage in appropriate, well-suited personal activities (perhaps studying or reading?) when Lounge assistance is not needed. This is a great volunteer activity to do with a friend! Lounge hours are Monday through Thursday, 3-6pm. We request a 3 hour commitment once a week for a minimum of one semester or 6 months. Volunteers are at least 18 and possess the ability to accomplish tasks in a positive, diplomatic manner. Volunteers who enjoy and are comfortable interacting maturely and respectfully with teens and young adults, enjoy this activity!

Booksale/Indy Library Store Volunteer

We currently have a great need for Booksale volunteers! The Indianapolis Public Library conducts several book sales every year. Materials for these sales are obtained through the Library's discarding process and from donations made by the general public. Booksale Volunteers donate their time, usually once a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday morning, or Thursday afternoon to process and shelve books in preparation for public and online sales. Volunteers can choose to only work the actual sales, which occur every other month.

Page at the Glendale BranchProgram & Special Project Volunteer

Certain branches need volunteer assistance with programs, projects, and special events. The volunteer time commitment depends upon the activity.

Public Computer Support Volunteer

Library branches engage volunteers to help our public computer patrons with basic computer tasks such as printing, saving information to a flash drive, creating an e-mail account, and other general computer functions. (Adult volunteers only, please.)

We currently have Public Computer Support Volunteer positions open at the following branches:

Collection Support Volunteer

Several Library branches throughout Marion County utilize volunteers on a regular basis. Volunteers assist in a variety of ways including shelving, maintaining special collections and/or periodical sections, assisting with special projects or displays, just to name a few. The volunteer time commitment can be as little as 2 hours a week.

We have Collection Support volunteer positions open at the following locations:

Library Express Volunteer

The Library Express program utilizes volunteers to select and deliver Library materials for patrons who are homebound. The volunteer time commitment averages 2-4 hours a month. We are currently in need of volunteers to serve in the following zip code areas: 46225. and 46226.

Library Express volunteers are matched to one patron for whom the volunteer selects and delivers materials to the patron's home. Volunteers provide this service with their personal vehicle and must successfully complete the volunteer screening process.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact the Library's Support Programs & Volunteer Resources office at 317-275-4046.

Special Event Volunteer

The Library is always searching for volunteers to help greet and assist the public who attend special Library programs. Volunteers who assist with special programs are utilized on an "on call" basis depending on the need for volunteer assistance. Most adult special programs are held in the evening or on weekends.


Indy Reads, an adult literacy program in partnership with the Library, seeks volunteers to serve as basic literacy or ESL tutors. A background in education is not required. Volunteers will receive comprehensive training. To learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities, call Indy Reads at 317-275-4040 or visit Indy Reads for more information.