Volunteering in Your Local Library

Volunteers play an important role in helping to deliver public services for West Berkshire Libraries.

Community library volunteers support the day-to-day operation of the library. The role includes:

  • keeping the library stock tidy and attractively displayed
  • helping customers to find and choose books
  • helping customers to use self-service kiosks where these are in place
  • helping customers to use the public computers

Community library volunteers are recruited and then timetabled by the library organiser based in each library.

There are many reasons for volunteering - to support a cause you believe in, to gain new skills and experiences, to meet new friends, to help people and give something to the community.

Please see our doc icon Volunteer Agreement [37kb] which sets out what you can expect and what your responsibilities are as a library volunteer. Training and support will be provided.

Many libraries have community Friends Groups and we can put you in touch with them if you are interested.

To find information about all our library volunteering opportunities and how to apply, visit our online page at

Contact information: 01635 519533.