Jobs at the Library

How to Apply

To apply for San José Public Library jobs, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at and click on the "Open-Competitive Recruitments" link.

Job Postings

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The following positions are posted on CityCareers (open to current and prospective employees):

Senior Office Specialist - Citywide*

Requisition ID: 1700259
Job Posting: Mar 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2017
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* SJPL will be using this recruitment to fill our Senior Office Specialist vacancy in Library Administration. If you are interested, apply to this recruitment now.

Library Page

Requisition ID: 1700299
Job Posting: Mar 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2017
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Student Intern/Graduate Student Intern - Citywide* and TEENHQ

Requisition ID: 1600224
Job Posting: Oct 3, 2016
Application Deadline: Applications received by March 26th will receive first consideration.
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* SJPL will be using this recruitment to fill our intern vacancies in TEENHQ. If you are interested, apply to this recruitment now.

Why work at San José Public Library?

It is an exciting time in San José! With overwhelming support from our communities and our City Council, we are increasing our open hours at all of our library branches. Would you like to work for one of the most exciting and innovative library systems in the nation? Now is your opportunity!

San José Public Library offers:

  • Culturally diverse population of nearly 959,000 in the country's 10th largest city.
  • One of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of nearly 14 million items.
  • Award-winning innovation and leadership: 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.
  • New expanded hours for all branch locations
  • Library Parcel Tax expansion recently approved by San José Voters

SJPL Employment Notifications

Don’t miss out on important SJPL employment opportunities. Stay connected through one of more of the following ways:

Library Career Employment Workshops and Webinars

SJPL hosts and participates in various library employment workshops and webinars. To be notified of future and workshops email

Scheduled events:

  • None scheduled at this time. Check back soon.

Volunteer Opportunities

SJPL has an extensive volunteer program. To find more information on current volunteer opportunities and to start gaining valuable and rewarding experience working in a library, go to the SJPL’s Volunteer page to sign up.