Amherst County Public Library

Supporting Your Library – How to get involved!


Volunteers are selected based on their skills and interests in relation to the needs of the library. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. They will receive training on the tasks they are asked to do by the library staff who will supervise their work.  Volunteers represent the library while they are volunteering and are responsible for presenting a positive image to the public.  They should dress appropriately for the task they are completing and be identified as a volunteer by wearing a volunteer badge provided by the library. They will be asked to act in accordance with library policies. The volunteer relationship can be terminated at any time by either party.

Prospective volunteers are required to fill out an application and will be interviewed by staff to best match their skills to current needs.  The process includes a reference check and may include a background/police check.  If there are no suitable opportunities, applications will be kept on file for a period of one year.  Applicants will be called if a project is identified which matches their interests.

Volunteer Policy and Application


Friends of the Library

Each library has an active Friends group that works to support the library. Information is available at each library about that library’s respective Friends group and how you can join and volunteer with them.

Minutes from the Friends of the Amherst County Public Library Annual Meeting (Amherst Library Friends group): click here

Amherst Friends Membership Donations are due now: Click here for form

Friends of the Library on Facebook

  • Amherst Library
    434.946.9488, ext. 1

    382 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 370
    Amherst, VA 24521

    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Tues 10am-8pm
    Sat 10am-2pm

  • Jacob Etter, Director

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    434.946.9488, ext. 2

    200 River James Shopping Center
    Madison Heights, VA 24572

    Mon 10am-8pm
    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-6pm
    Sat 10am-2pm

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