About the Library

Jobs at the Library

Seeking people with ideas, energy, passion, and commitment

Calgary Public Library is one of North America’s largest municipal library systems. We represent unlimited possibilities as we connect people to ideas, inspiration, and insight.

Library staff help us take public library services to new levels of excellence. We hire enthusiastic, inquisitive people, and supply them with the tools they need to thrive, personally and professionally.

Submit your cover letter and resume to apply to current positions, or be considered for future opportunities.

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Working at Calgary Public Library


The Library is made up of a diverse team of more than 800 staff members. Inclusivity is at the core of our values. We celebrate differences of culture, perspectives, and lived experiences, seeing them as strengths and contributors to excellent work. Our teams collaborate across different points of view, inspiring curiosity and growth as varying backgrounds and expertise come together. 

Our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Grow Your Career

The Library is passionate about supporting professional development and provides a variety of training opportunities to help you excel in your role and beyond, including job specific courses and system-wide initiatives like Truth & Reconciliation and Diversity & Inclusion training. We support employee growth through creating opportunities for promotion internally. 

Make a Difference

The Library is the perfect place to start to make a difference in your community. Calgary Public Library serves more than 740,000 members in Calgary and surrounding Indigenous communities. Last year, our members borrowed physical and digital items more than 15 million times and visited the Library over seven million times. As individuals realize their potential through access to free tools and support at the Library, our communities change and grow for the better.  

Kudos to our Library Staff

Every year, Library staff are recognized by their peers for their kindness, dedication, and the skill they bring to their work with the Kudos Awards. Library staff can nominate their peers for awards in eight different categories.

Hear the 2023 recipients read some of what their peers had to say about them, and what the awards and their work at the Library means to them personally.

Watch the video 

KUDOS Winner 2023

Our Commitment to You

Employee Benefits 

Calgary Public Library offers competitive total rewards package to our employees including competitive salary, benefits, and perks. We support our staff by offering a variety of valuable resources and services. From supporting a positive work-life balance to providing health and wellness resources, we prioritize our team’s well-being 

Health and Safety 

The Library is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We ensure  employees are trained in proper work procedures, follow safe work practices, and co-operate in creating a safe, healthy, and productive work environment. 

As an employee, you’ll receive: 

  • Free and confidential services through the Employee Family Assistance Program 
  • Bike storage and on-site parking (location dependent)  
  • Employee Recognition Program 
  • Tuition Assistance to support personal development  
  • An extensive range of training programs and workshops 
  • Full time regular employees will also be eligible for Extended Health and Dental Benefits, Health Spending Account, Life Insurance coverage, and participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) 
  • Part time and On-Call employees receive a minimum of 16% pay in lieu of benefits  

Eligibility for benefits may vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment. 

Helpful information to know when applying 

All hiring is done through the Human Resources department. To apply for work at Calgary Public Library, please submit an online application through our Jobs portal.

Customer service and diverse volunteer experience is valued at the Library. The Library is open days, evenings, and weekends, so flexibility to work a wide range of shifts is an asset.