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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...

Email the Library volunteer coordinator at stuempl@library.berkeley.edu, or call 510-643-8479

If you know that you will have a limited time to volunteer, please provide your expected end date when filling out your application.

You are requested to notify the Volunteer Coordinator should you wish to end your volunteer appointment at The Library.

Volunteers are an integral part of Library staffing and operations. Within that context, volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a businesslike and courteous manner, consistent with the high quality public service goals of the Library. Please remember that we are a service department, assisting faculty, students and the public with their teaching, learning and research needs. The Library expects...

Volunteers must remember at all times that they are representing the University and are subject to its policies and regulations as well as to those of The Library. Policies, procedures and other information that are of special concern are communicated on a regular basis.

Forms and Trainings

Before you start:

You will be contacted by email by Campus Shared Service to set up your onboarding...

In lieu of monetary compensation, volunteers at the Library are entitled to a variety of benefits. Some Volunteers will be issued a Cal1 card at the Cal1 office. The card entitles you to Library privileges as well as to discounts offered to Cal1 card holders.

In addition to being a volunteer member in a world-renowned research library, there are other benefits such as the winter holiday party and the staff...

Process to begin your volunteer assignment

Once you receive a volunteer assignment, you will be contacted by Campus Shared Service to start your onboarding process. You will be asked to bring a ID, such as a state ID card, or picture ID to complete your paperwork.

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 feel 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...

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 1 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...

Welcome

Welcome to the UC Berkeley Library Volunteer Program. You have joined a group of library enthusiasts who generously contribute their time and talents to the Library.

This handbook will acquaint you with the Library, its mission, its various volunteer activities and procedures, its expectations of volunteers and “what’s in it” for you. If you have any questions, consult your immediate...

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