Volunteers are an important part of the Newburyport Public Library. The Library welcomes adult and young adult volunteers. Volunteers must complete an application, a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check through the Massachusetts CHSB, and participate in an orientation and training session prior to beginning the Volunteer Program.

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Volunteers contribute 1–3 hours a week with regularly scheduled time and weekly assignments.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Shelving – assist in returning library materials in correct order to library shelves. Shelving is a physical activity that includes bending, stretching, lifting, and pushing book carts.
  • Shelf Reading – tidy and put books in correct order on the shelves.
  • Audio Mending – CD and DVD mending/cleaning.
  • Archival Center Assistance (special conditions and training apply) – assist with local history and genealogy research, collection organization, and special projects.

    Can you commit to a minimum of three months (averaging one 2-hour shift per week) volunteering with the library?

    *Please note: Volunteer positions often require lifting, bending, reaching, pushing, and other physically demanding tasks.

    Information provided by applicants is private and retained only for internal library business as it applies to our volunteerprogram. Applicants are subject to a CORI check prior to approval.

    Fill out a Volunteer Application form either online or in paper and return it to the Library front desk. Print copies are also available at the front desk.

    For more information, contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 978–465–4428 x224.

    The Library will be CLOSED Monday, October 10th in recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
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