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  1. Please fill out entire application. Your application cannot be processed unless it is complete.
  2. A background check will be conducted on all applicants for most positions, and can take up to two weeks.
  3. When your background check is completed, a library staff member will contact you to set up a time for training for the volunteer position you’ve selected and you’ll be part of our story!


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Please Note:

  • 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.
  • We only accept community service volunteers through the Arlington Municipal Teen Court program. We are unable to accept or authorize any other court ordered community service volunteers at this time.
  • We also have opportunities for groups (families, service clubs, church groups, etc.). Do you know of a group that would like to help make Arlington a great place to live? Contact us and we'll be in touch!

Board service

Friends of the Arlington Public Library

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library members work together to provide two Book Sales for the community each year and appreciate donations of used books and audiovisual items that are in good condition (guidance on the types of materials they accept can be found on their donations page).

In addition, they offer two Book and Author Luncheons each year that feature local authors. Visit the Friends at www.fapl.org and become a Friend today!


Arlington Public Library Foundation

The Arlington Public Library Foundation provides a source of financial assistance to the Library through the solicitation of tax deductible contributions. Their goal is to provide an outstanding library for the people of Arlington. Donate online at: www.apl-foundation.org.