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The Friends of the San Diego Public Library, The San Diego Library Foundation, and the San Diego Library Commission have joined together in a collaboration to share the community impact and need for continued investment of the San Diego Public Library System (#LibrariesTransformSD).

Visit LibrariesTransformSD.org to share your story of how the Library has impacted your life with your City Councilmember and join the coalition encouraging additional Library investments.

To join the the coalition of Library supporters and to share your Library story with the San Diego City Council to ensure additional Library investments, visit HERE.


Volunteers make a real difference, especially in our  libraries. Last fiscal year, 3,090 volunteers donated more than 147,000 hours of their time to support our libraries, a commitment valued at more than $3.2 million!

If you are interested in volunteering for the San Diego Public Library Foundation, call Jerry Tomaszewicz at 619-238-6619 or email him with your name, contact information and areas of interest or expertise.

There are many ways to volunteer at the library. Dedicated volunteers from all ages, backgrounds, skill sets and phases of life assist library staff to extend library services and programs. Learn more.