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Every day, the Guelph Public Library (GPL) helps people write new chapters in their lives through inspiration, information, and new ideas. Let the library be the next chapter in your career story.

The GPL offers a stable, friendly and supportive workplace where we value diversity and a positive work-life balance. Being an employee of the Guelph Public Library means making a difference in the community. Library staff work with a wide variety of customers who value what we do. When we ask our staff what they like the best about working at the Guelph Public Library, the most common answer is - the people they get to work with and help every day. The Guelph Public Library is a great place to work!

The GPL's purpose is to benefit the entire community by providing lifelong learning opportunities. We believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover! We enrich lives and build community by ensuring universal access to resources for information, learning, inspiration and enjoyment. The GPL offers everything you would expect from a public library, including items in many different formats, diverse programs, and much more. We aim to provide service that is responsive and appropriate to the needs of every individual customer. And that's why over 49 000 Guelph residents have a library card, and over 1500 people make use of the GPL's six locations every day.

The GPL needs employees with energy and passion to help us serve the community. We need:

  • Librarians (Applicants must have an ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science)
  • Library Technicians (Applicants must have a Library Technician Diploma or BA)
  • Customer Service Staff / Clerks (Applicants must have a High School Diploma and a wide variety of experience from retail and/or other customer service avenues)
  • Pages/ Shelvers (Applicants must have completed Grade 9)
  • Specialized roles such as IT, HR, Marketing and Finance

The GPL offers job opportunities in all six locations, with a wide variety of schedules from full-time hours, evenings,  and weekend shifts.

We consider applicants without regard to age, race, colour, creed or religion, ancestry, origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, record of offences, disability, or other protected status. GPL is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to participate in any part of the employment process.

If you love learning and value exemplary customer service, the Guelph Public Library is for you!


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