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Volunteering

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premiere public universities. It ranks in the top five research libraries annually and is often ranked the number one research library among public institutions.

In a highly-diverse and intellectually-rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,000 undergraduate students, 10,000 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. The Library is comprised of 20 libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, and the East Asian Library, collectively offering extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Library's ability to serve the campus, the state, and the world as a premiere memory institution depends on the quality of all who work here both paid and volunteer staff. It is important that every volunteer feels that he or she is doing meaningful and productive work, and we are eager to match each volunteer with a job that suits his or her schedule and talent. Over time, volunteers may become active in more than one area of volunteering, while others are happier specializing in one kind of activity.

There are limited volunteer opportunities available within the Library. If you are interested in a volunteer position in the library, email the volunteer coordinator at stuempl@library.berkeley.edu for more information. In the email, indicate your area of interest or library of interest. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum 3 hours a week/3 month commitment. There will be special circumstances where volunteers are needed for a short term project.

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