Our library is truly unique, both here and in public libraries such as we are familiar with in the United States. San Juan Community Library is open to the public but runs with a volunteer staff, one paid part time executive director and a dedicated Board of Directors composed of leaders in their professional affiliations.

We simply would cease, therefore, to exist without our precious band of volunteers. They freely give their time and talent on a weekly basis to ensure that our library remains open and available to every member of our community.

To quote Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” The truth of these words is evident in every volunteer at San Juan Community Library.

We want to invite you to consider joining this special group. Volunteering can be one of the most meaningful activities in anyone’s busy schedule. We need volunteers in the afternoon from the hours of 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Volunteering is a great activity that will be rewarding to you and beneficial to others.

Become a Padrino

Join the Padrinos Group. We offer both corporations and individuals the opportunity to become a part of our success. With a donation of $1,000 or more, you can join the fund for one year, two years, or as many years as you wish. For more information, please call our executive director at 787-789-4600. Thank you.

Make a Donation

Donations to our continued operations are greatly appreciated. 100% of your support will help to keep our library open and flourishing. Making a contribution is easy. Click on the button below to make an online donation or if you prefer, you may mail a check to our PO Box:

San Juan Community Library
PO Box 3758
Guaynabo PR 00970-3758

We will be happy to send you a receipt. Contributions are tax deductible. SJCL is a 501(c)(3) for federal reporting purposes and is recognized as a non profit by the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury.

Donate Books

Our book donation guidelines specify that we are not receiving:

* textbooks

* encyclopedias

* specific field books, such as medicine, law, accounting, health.

Only books in excellent or very good condition are acceptable. Please also refrain from donating obsolete materials such as 10 year old travel and home project books and yellowed, stained or torn materials. We accept a maximum of 25 books per family/per donation.

Again, we highly appreciate your book contributions. Our book donors have been essential in creating a useful and valued community lending library. It is to this vitality that our volunteers remain dedicated and to which our time and energy must be directed.

Please do not send books to our post office box.