Please note: Due to the current public health crisis, we are unable to welcome volunteers into our libraries at this time. We appreciate your understanding.
Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes volunteers of all ages and walks of life. Whether helping with a short-term project, regularly scheduled task or special event, volunteers enrich our community libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties.
Please note: Volunteers age 13 and under must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
Volunteering at a Community Library
Helping at your local library offers enjoyable work as well as the satisfaction of knowing your efforts benefit your community.
Before offering to volunteer please be ready to:
- Commit a regular portion of your time each week
- Participate in an orientation and training session
Get started by contacting the volunteer coordinator at your desired library for a list of opportunities.
Volunteering at the Service Center
Volunteer book sorters are needed to help sort books at our Marysville Service Center.
Each day our community libraries return tubs of books to our Service Center. These books are then sorted to go out the next morning to other libraries and into the hands of waiting customers.
If you are interested in helping with this work you will need to be able to:
- Lift 25 pounds
- Attend your shifts reliably
- Be comfortable working independently
- Be comfortable working in a warehouse environment
To apply, complete the online volunteer application or obtain a paper copy of the forms needed from Christine Stansfield, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, 360-651-7003.
Completed forms can be returned to Sno-Isle Libraries 7312 35th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271.
FAQs: Volunteering & Employment
All open job positions are posted online. You can access our currently available positions by visiting employment opportunities and clicking “View Current Openings.” Due to the current public health situation, review of applications may be delayed. We are still accepting applications for any posted positions and appreciate your interest in working at Sno-Isle Libraries.
Whether you're interested in a position at one of our 23 library locations throughout Snohomish and Island counties, with our outreach services through Library on Wheels, or at our Service Center in Marysville, Washington, you'll find the rewarding career you've been seeking at Sno-Isle Libraries.
At each of our locations, you'll find friendly and warm individuals who make customer service a top priority. You'll discover how the staff operates as a team, working together to help customers get the most out of their library experience. Our job opportunities include:
(Requires a Master of Library and Information Science Degree)
Reference, Children's, Teens, Collection Services
- Library Manager and Assistant Library Manager
Adult Services, Early Literacy, Programming Services, School Age, and Teen/Tween
- District Managers
Community Library & Outreach Positions
- Public Services Assistant
- Library Associate
- Supervising Public Services Assistant
- Library Circulation Supervisor
Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation & Delivery
- Communications & Marketing
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
Before you begin:
- First time users need to create an account.
- Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, and/or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost. You will not be able to save a page until all required fields are filled out.
- All applications must be submitted ONLINE and are due by 9:59 PM on the closing date.
- Suggested browsers to use: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari.
Filling out your application:
- Upload your resume and cover letter before filling out your application. If you're not sure how to address your cover letter, we suggest "Dear Hiring Team".
- Answer supplemental questions completely and tailor your answers to the essential duties listed in the posting of the job for which you are applying.
- Include all relevant information about your work history and qualifications in your application, including volunteer and internship experience.
- Review your application to ensure it is complete and free of spelling and grammatical errors prior to submitting.
- Five professional references are required, including at least two managers. A manager reference can include your current or recent supervisors or managers, indirect supervisors or managers, teachers, professors, advisors, or someone who has observed your volunteer or work group activities.
Upon submitting your application, you will land on a confirmation page with the option to export your submitted application to a PDF for your records. You can view your current and past applications on your My Applications page. This page will also confirm which applications are complete.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently accepting volunteer applications.
Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes students pursuing a career in Library and Information Science. College internships are available to students, including Sno-Isle employees currently enrolled in a library school, wishing to gain valuable, real-world experience and course credit. It is our goal to provide a rich, structured field learning experience for students in a variety of professional settings.
All internships will follow these guidelines:
- Internships are unpaid. All transportation costs are the responsibility of the intern.
- Interns will be supervised by a professional in their field of interest.
- Internships can be completed in any Sno-Isle library or at the Service Center, dependent upon the needs and availability of projects.
- All interns must successfully pass a background check before they begin work.
- All interns must successfully complete an interview process before placement.
- Interns are responsible for coordinating any documentation needed for course credits.
- Interns are held to the same professional expectations as library staff.
- Sno-Isle Libraries reserves the right to terminate the internship relationship for poor performance or when library policies and procedures are not followed.
To find out more about the Sno-Isle Libraries Internship Program, please contact: Terri Taylor, Human Resources Specialist - 360-651-7004.
Sno-Isle Libraries regularly attends and sponsors career events in conjunction with local college campuses and the University of Washington iSchool. Contact the Career Center of your college or university for more details.
FAQs: Contact Us
Yes,the list of community libraries and their phone numbers, addresses, and operating hours are available here.
Chat with us
- Chat with a librarian in real time. Supported chat hours are Monday- Saturday, 9 am–6 pm.
- Submit your question, comment or suggestion by E-mail and our librarians will assist you with your research, help get you started, or make sure your feedback is directed to the right place.
- Check the Locations & Hours page for your local library for their phone number and operating hours.
- Questions? A member of our Administrative Center staff can also help direct your call. Call us at 360-651-7000 (local) or 877-766-4753 (toll free), Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
- Text your questions to 360-810-5188. Supported hours are Monday - Thursday 8am to 9pm, Friday - Sunday 8am to 6pm.
- To expedite service, please include your name and telephone number in your initial message. Your standard text messaging rates apply.
- Book-A-Librarian appointments will allow you to ask your question directly to library staff in a face-to-face digital setting. This free 30- to 60-minute session will provide you with personalized help finding information or using technology.
Yes, if you have a question, comment or suggestion, please email the library and we will respond within 24 to 48 hours.