Volunteer with the Lake Oswego Public Library!

Since 1988, the Lake Oswego Public Library has enjoyed a strong tradition of community volunteer support. Over 400 volunteers take part in making the library a thriving community center—contributing 9,800 hours just last year—and we’re always looking for more help! Volunteers range in age from twelve to retired. Even whole families and civic groups volunteer their time to work together on projects.

Just about every sort of opportunity is available to our volunteers, from clerical work and data entry to helping with craft programs for children or setting up chairs for programs. Here are just a few of the possible ways you can help out:

To register as a volunteer, download and fill out the application form linked on the right.

The next step is to set up an interview appointment with Nancy Niland, Volunteer & Special Programs Coordinator. Questions? Contact Nancy at 503.675.2538 or nniland@ci.oswego.or.us

Notary Services 

A volunteer Notary Public is available to notarize your documents at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth Street, on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, from 11am to 1pm. There is no cost for this service.  Please arrive early as the notary work needs to be completed by 1 p.m.  (The Notary Public will determine if the work can be completed by 1 p.m.)

The Notary Public can certify or attest to a maximum of four copies per visit.  If your documents require witnesses, they must be with you at the time of your appointment.

For more information on notary services, including training requirements, visit the Secretary of State's website. You can also  Locate a notary online.

If you are a Notary Public and willing to volunteer your services, please call the Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Niland at 503-675-2538.