Jobs at the Library

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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 that was approved by San José Voters

    How to Apply

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

    Job Postings

    We will be accepting applications for the following jobs: