RCL - Maplewood will be closed Tuesday, October 13 for maintenance.

The library in New Brighton will be closed September 4 - 7. - See more at: http://www.rclreads.org/hidden/alerts/new-brighton-community-center-maintenance#sthash.3BTgehHJ.dpuf


Shoreview library will be closed Thursday, September 20 for annual maintenance. - See more at: http://www.rclreads.org/hidden/alerts/shoreview-libr
Shoreview library will be closed Thursday, September 20 for annual maintenance. - See more at: http://www.rclreads.org/hidden/alerts/shoreview-library#sthash.eJDwC6Kq.dpuf




To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

Pearl S. Buck


In 2014, our library volunteers provided almost 30,000 hours of service. Volunteers help in many ways including:

    Placing requested items on shelves
    Pulling requested items to fulfill patron requests
    Mending worn library materials
    Assembling Summer Reading Program materials and prizes
    Assisting at craft and reading programs
    Assisting with computer classes
    Mending Library puppets and toys
    Cleaning up around library grounds
    Photographing library events

Volunteers play a vital role in support of the Library's mission and goals. We appreciate volunteers bringing energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to help out  -- we appreciate everything they do!


Volunteer Job Descriptions ~ Application Form

Openings for positions might not be currently available. We'll contact you when a match is available.

Library Circulation Assistant Library Grounds Gardener
Special Events Volunteer Materials Mender
Conversation Circles Facilitator  

If the library volunteer opportunities don't work with your schedule, here are other opportunities in Ramsey County

Questions about volunteering at Ramsey County Library? Please call or email Heidi Holland, Volunteer Services Librarian at 651-724-6023, volunteer@rclreads.org.

Friends Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries is a group of volunteers who work hard on behalf of the library. Since 1979, hundreds of Friends members, volunteers, and donors have provided more than $1 million in funding, materials, and enhancements to Ramsey County Library.

We welcome your volunteer efforts!  Friends volunteers work hard on behalf of the library raising funds, providing materials and enhancing library programs.  You can help!  Call the Friends office at 651-486-2213 to learn more about ways to support your library through these volunteer opportunities:

  • 5K volunteer
  • Board of Directors
  • Bookstore volunteer
  • Booker mascot
  • Committees
  • Computer class assistant
  • Mailings Volunteer
  • Programs
  • Reading Friends Volunteer
  • Semi-annual Book Sale Volunteer
  • Tour guide