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George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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East Library and Recreation Center
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch Library
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Northeast Branch Library
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Southeast Branch Library
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Southwest Branch Library
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Woodland West Branch Library
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Volunteer FAQs

Check out the most frequently asked questions about volunteering for APL!

How do I get started?
Review the current and available opportunities, then complete the volunteer application and book an interest interview.

Why do I need to complete an interest interview?
We want to be sure your interests and skills align with library needs. We also want to make sure the volunteer role you are interested in is a good fit for you and us!

What is the minimum age required to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older unless volunteering under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian that is also an approved volunteer. Please note: Minors will need a completed minor consent form with a handwritten signature.

How long does the volunteer application process take?
About 1-2 weeks once all paperwork and the online application are completed. Please note that if you need to submit an Out-of-State form, it may take an additional 1-2 weeks.

How long will my application stay active?
As long as you volunteer consistently, your application will remain active. After 6 months of inactivity, volunteers are archived and will need to go through the application process again.

Can I complete my court-ordered community service at the library?
We only accept court-ordered volunteers through the City of Arlington Municipal Teen Court. If you are an adult needing court-ordered hours, we are unable to accommodate those requirements.

Can I get community service hours for school, work or a community organization?
Yes. Currently we offer temporary volunteers looking to gain a certain amount of hours by a particular date the opportunity to volunteer for one day and gain up to 8 hours using a special projects form.

How many hours can I get per week?
If volunteering as an individual, we recommend setting a schedule that allows you to gain 2-3 hours per week. This number will vary depending on the needs and amount of work available at any given time.

Where can I volunteer?
Each of our 7 branches has a varied number of opportunities. Please click here to view current available opportunities at the different branches.

Can I volunteer for a Library Card?
Yes! Non-residents that volunteer at the Arlington Public library for 8 hours per month are exempt from the non-resident fee. Proof of residence and exception must be validated monthly to renew the account. You must volunteer and accumulate your 8 hours first in order to obtain a card.