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Library closed Saturday, July 4

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4.

Library Job Listings

Continuous Recruitment Process (CRP)

The Library accepts applications and resumes for selected positions on a continuous basis. Please submit an application for a specific job listed below. 

Based on need, the Library may temporarily suspend or limit accepting applications. The CRP open application period for the following classifications is currently suspended: 

  • Librarian, Adult Services
  • Library Associate I
  • Library Associate II
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 *Those currently in the Librarian, Adult Services, Library Associate I, Library Associate II and CRP will continue to remain active.


Traditional Recruitment Process

Please submit an application for a specific job listed below. If no jobs are listed, there are no jobs available at this time.


IC #40-14 Building Engineer 

IC #25-15 Capital Improvement Project Manager

IC #27-15 Library Applications and Systems Manager

IC #28-15 Janitor


Student Assistant Program

The Student Assistant Program application is not currently accepting applications.


This program provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience and mentorship at the Library. During open application periods, applicants are asked to submit a Student Assistant Employment Application, a cover letter, proof of school enrollment and a reference from a educator/employer (form included in the application). The Eligibility Requirements for Students include (1.) students are at least 16 years old at the time of application, (2.) students must be enrolled in high school, college, vocational/technical school, or a G.E.D. program. (Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree program are not eligible.), and (3.) students must be enrolled at least half-time (at least five credits for college students), three out of four quarters of the school year. 


The Seattle Public Library proudly supports diversity and inclusion in its employment practices.