Thank you for your interest! While, the Erie County Public Library is not accepting additional volunteers at this time, you can volunteer with one of our support organizations.

Please consider sharing your time and talent with Friends of the Library and the Bayfront Bookshelf Gift Shop! Volunteers must be able to commit to 3 months or longer. You may contact Peg Shenefelt, Gift Shop Volunteer Coordinator, at (814) 451-6947 for more information.

The library is unable to accept volunteer applications for court-mandated or community service hours.


Gift Shop

bookshopThe Friends of the Library Bayfront Bookshelf is a great opportunity if you enjoy reading and retail! Volunteers must be adept at operating a cash register and be willing to commit to three months or more. Shifts last for three hours once per week.





All Erie County Public Library volunteers are required to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours per month.

All volunteers are required to provide and are subject to Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.

All volunteers must be able to work meet physical requirements of the job assigned which will include lifting, reaching, reading English and a basic understanding of numbers and decimals.

All volunteers are subject to the Erie County Public Library Staff Dress Code and must wear their official County of Erie volunteer identification badge during all shifts.

Contact the library for any questions at (814) 451-6900 or library-reference@eriecountypa.gov