Alachua County Library District

The Alachua County Library District is dedicated to bringing public library service to over 190,000 county residents

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Contact: (352) 334-3943, volunteer@aclib.us

Address: 401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Who they are: The Alachua County Library District is dedicated to bringing public library service to over 190,000 county residents.

There are 3 branches in Gainesville:

Headquarters, 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville FL, (352) 334-3900

Millhopper, 3145 N.W. 43rd Street, Gainesville FL, (352) 334-1272

Tower Road, 3020 S.W. 75th Street, Gainesville FL, (352) 333-2840

What they do: The Alachua County Library District provides residents with access to a variety of books and materials.  They offer help and assistance in using resources in the libraries to research topics and gain new information.  They provide information about issues in the community and access to some activities that are free of cost.  They provide support in the form of resources for students in school.

What YOU can do to help: Volunteers are needed (must be at least 12 years old) to check in and re-shelve library books and materials, process books and materials for checkout, help with special events and programs, help with projects, act as local history aides, help with homebound/outreach services, repair books and materials, and be homework helpers.  Homework Helpers come to the library every week for at least one or two hours and provide some assistance in basic math, reading, spelling, and study skills.  The position of Homework Helper requires patience and reliance.  All library volunteers need to be able to commit to volunteering every week for 2-4 hours (20 hours a week is the maximum amount) for 3-6 months. If you are 18 or older and you want to volunteer with the Alachua County Library District, fill out this volunteer form, sign it, and send the paper copy to the address on the form or drop it off at one of the libraries.

Volunteer Form

If you are not yet 18 years old, you will need to fill out these two forms in addition to the volunteer form:

Parental Permission Form (for Teens)

Reference Form for Minors