Why Work at BPL

Burnaby Public Library is an urban library system of four branches that serves a diverse and changing community of more than 230,000.

BPL is big enough to give you opportunities to advance your skills, knowledge and career, yet small enough for you to get to know your colleagues in all four branches. We support and motivate staff to develop and grow.

At BPL, you can be a member of a committed team of staff who:

  • are committed to meeting the needs of our highly diverse community by emphasizing a community development approach to service design and delivery
  • have a strong commitment to in-person service
  • take pride in our broad and deep collections

We believe that diversifying our team makes our organization stronger and more reflective of the community we serve. We seek people who embrace empathy and bring different experiences and perspectives.

Current Opportunities

There are no job openings at this time.

Types of Positions

Building Service Worker

Building Service Workers' duties include janitorial and minor maintenance work related to the building and grounds of a library branch. BSWs may also be required to drive a delivery vehicle.

Qualifications

  • Completion of grade 8
  • Completion of a building service worker course is preferred
  • A valid BC driver's license is required

How to apply

Applications are available at each branch and online. Submit a completed application form at any branch, or mail it to us.

Application - Building Service Worker [PDF]

Librarian

Librarians at BPL work in a variety of roles, including reference, readers' advisory, programming, community engagement, selection, technology, cataloguing and collection management. Librarians work in the community and in all four library branches. Librarian duties may also include the supervision of other staff.

Qualifications

A master's degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited university is required.

How to apply

Applications are available at each branch and online. Submit a completed application form at any branch, or mail it to us.

Application - Librarian [PDF]

Library Clerk

Library clerks work in a variety of positions including at public information desks, in circulation departments, processing new materials in our acquisitions or cataloguing department, preforming various administrative duties, or providing delivery service to patrons at their homes.

Qualifications

Completion of grade 12, preferably supplemented by commercial courses.

How to apply

Applications are available at each branch and online. Submit a completed application form at any branch, or mail it to us.

Application - Library Clerk [PDF]

Page (shelver)

Pages shelve returned library materials and keep all items in order on the shelves. Pages tidy the library gathering all materials used by patrons and returning them to the proper areas.

Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

How to apply

Applications are available at each branch and online. Submit a completed application form at the branch you want to work in:

Application - Page - Bob Prittie Metrotown [PDF]

Application - Page - Cameron [PDF]

Application - Page McGill [PDF]

Application - Page Tommy Douglas [PDF]

Submit a completed application form to the library, or mail it to us:

Burnaby Public Library
Administration Office
6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby BC V5H 4N5

We thank all applicants for their interest in Burnaby Public Library. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Burnaby Civic Employees' Union

Employees in non-managerial positions are members of Burnaby Civic Employees' Union (CUPE 23, Library Division). Visit their website for information on collective agreements, wage schedules, and more.