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​Are you here to help out in support of Burton Barr Central Library?

Thank you for getting this far. 

We know what brought you here and we want you to know that we absolutely feel the love. We are so thankful for the outpouring of support, well wishes, and offers of all sorts of help from members of the community during this time. We hear you and we know that Burton Barr Central Library means a lot to you. Getting Burton Barr Central Library back in the library business will take all of us and we are happy to bring you into the family. 

While Burton Barr Central Library will remain closed indefinitely to the public, you can help by volunteering at another Phoenix Public Library location to help with the impact of Burton Barr Central Library's closure on our library system as a whole. Our primary goal at this point is to restore services and our 16 other library locations will be absorbing programming, services and resources from Burton Barr Central Library so that we may continue to do what we do for you. 

Learn about volunteer opportunities at all library locations by selecting your local library branch under the "Search by Department" section on the City of Phoenix Volunteer website.

If you are interested in making a special donation, please visit the Phoenix Public Library Foundation website. Thank you!


Our volunteers assist with programs, shelve materials, jacket books and perform a variety of other tasks. If this sounds like fun and you are 18 years old or older, visit the volunteer information page on the City of Phoenix website where you can explore all your opportunities and complete an application.


Are you between 12 and 17 years of age and need to earn service credits this school year? Please check with your local library for service opportunities and application procedures. Learn more.

Other Opportunities with the City of Phoenix

If you would like to learn more about other opportunities to support your community, please visit the volunteer information page on the City of Phoenix website.

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You can help Phoenix Public Library by becoming a member of the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

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