Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services

 Library Calendar | Get a Library Card |My Account Contact |Pay a Fine Online

Search the Library Catalog

The mission of the Coronado Public Library Volunteer Services is to augment and complement Library staff in meeting the informational, educational, and recreational needs of a highly diverse public.

Volunteers are important in providing quality service to residents in our communities. It is the goal of the Library to recruit, train, utilize, and recognize individuals who will be a part of Volunteer Services. As a Library Volunteer you will help enhance and expand the different programs offered by the Coronado Public Library. For this reason, volunteers with a variety of skills, interests and abilities are needed to work with staff as a team devoted to enriching the lives of others. Adult Volunteer Application

Community members of all ages are encouraged to get involved with the Public Library. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule. If you have some time to spare or a talent you wish to share please contact the Coronado Public Library Volunteer Program Office at (619) 522-2475.
We have the Junior Volunteer program for those who are under 17.  Please contact the Children's Reference Desk for an application or information.  Junior Volunteer application.


Everyone benefits when you choose to volunteer:

  • The Public Library is an integral part of every community. Be a part of providing services and programs to improve the quality of life in your community.
  • Library Volunteers reap benefits such as acquiring new skills, meeting new people, and building self-confidence.
  • The staff benefit because Library Volunteers provide staff with supplemental team members who are there because they want to help.


Community members are encouraged to get involved by volunteering at the Coronado Public Library. Volunteers with a variety of skills, interests, and abilities are needed to work with Library staff as a team devoted to enriching the lives of others.


A variety of volunteer opportunities are available with the Coronado Public Library. Listed are just a few ideas: shelf reading, materials processing, arranging newspapers, computer lab assistance, assisting with Homebound, audio visual processing and maintenance, children's special programs and special projects.

Library Volunteers are expected to:

  • Complete the appropriate paperwork and interviews.
  • Observe the organization's guidelines.


Shelf Reading: Keep book collections in alpha/numeric order throughout the Library for easy location and retrieval. Align books on shelves for easy browsing.

Materials Processing: Apply labels and covering new books and magazines to get them ready for check out. 

Newspaper/Magazine Arranging: File newspapers and magazines after they have been returned by the Public.

Computer Lab: Assist the public with the computers, keep printers supplied with paper, and maintain the rules and regulations of the library in the computer lab.

Homebound Assistance: Select books and provide book delivery to Homebound patrons.

Audio-visual Processing & Maintenance: Clean, repair or process video and audio material.

Volunteers do not replace paid staff, but do support and extend the services of the Library, as they contribute unique talents, skills, and knowledge to the community.
You can download a volunteer application fill it out and either turn it in at the Adult Reference Desk, email it to [email protected] or fax it to (619) 435-4205.
For more information please contact:
Beth Skelly
Administrative Secretary
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado CA 92118
[email protected]
(619) 522-2475

Download Ask Coronado App