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Without volunteers, there would be no Friends of the Public Library.

Through the sale of books and other media, Friends help raise funds that support our mission and numerous library programs.


Volunteers sort, price, and arrange books for the book sales or work in the Bookshop. The Friends’ Coordinator trains new volunteers and helps them find the right niche.

All volunteering takes place at the Main Library during the day. Volunteers receive free parking. 

In additional to the regular roles at the library, volunteers are also needed for special events and specific tasks, such as membership database maintenance and social media efforts. There is flexibility in the time and location of these volunteer opportunities. 


(505) 768-5167

Because of possible conflicts of interest, book dealers are not accepted as volunteers.

Like all City of Albuquerque volunteers, a background check is required.


We need a new treasurer who will provide oversight, interpretation, and informed advice. Bookkeeping is outsourced to an outstanding bookkeeper who prepares checks, processes payroll and related taxes, and issues internal financial statements. The treasurer and president will coordinate signatory approval on checks and bank transfers. The treasurer will provide regular updates to the board on financial standing, review investments accounts, prepare an annual budget, and coordinate the annual audit and tax-exempt tax return. Time commitment is approximately 5 hours a month. If you have an aptitude for numbers and want to support literacy, email

Not interested in being treasurer? We're still looking for other board members! Board members provide oversight to ensure that the regular book sales and additional fundraising activities of the Friends are devoted to the Friends' mission to support the library and the public's use of library resources. Meetings are every other month in the evening. If you're interested, email pres@friendsofthepubliclibrary


PO Box 26657

Albuquerque, NM 87125

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