Volunteer at Lincoln Library


Why volunteer at Lincoln Library?

Lincoln Library is a valuable resource for the community. Each year the library welcomes hundreds of customers checking out many different items from books to audiobooks to DVDs. Our volunteers play an important role in ensuring the quality of service of the library and thereby guaranteeing the success of our library. 

Lincoln Library volunteers are invaluable

Volunteers assist with library events, or work behind the scenes, sorting, filing, and shelving books. All volunteers are equally important to the library staff and they all help to make the library run more smoothly and efficiently. 

Benefits of being a Volunteer at Lincoln Library

Although Lincoln Library benefits greatly from its volunteers, volunteering can be very rewarding for the individual as well. As a library volunteer you will be opening the doors to a world of knowledge, enjoyment, and enrichment to everyone in our community. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a friendly environment, meet new and interesting people, gain a sense of accomplishment, and learn about the library and all its resources. 

Volunteer requirements

Volunteers should be at least 16, know the alphabet and how to read at an 8th grade level, and be willing to make a commitment of at least 4 months.

How do I become a Volunteer? 

You can fill out the form below or print a Volunteer Brochure that includes the application, complete it, and mail it to Lincoln Library, Volunteers, 326 S. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Then we will match your abilities with our needs. Brochures are also available in the library. Simply pick one up during your next visit. If you have any questions, contact Kim at 217-753-4900, ext. 202, or by email at kim.hergett@lincolnlibrary.info.

Application for Volunteer Service

  • Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age, know the alphabet, how to read at an 8th grade level, and be willing to make at least a 4 to 6 month commitment.
  • Fiction shelving requires strong alphabetization skills.
  • Nonfiction shelving requires some knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system.
  • Shelving requires some physical labor (i.e. pushing a book cart, bending and stretching to reach shelves).

Can't see the above form? You can print the Volunteer Brochure and mail it in or pick one up at the library.