Working in a library is a rewarding experience best suited to people who love engaging with the community and have a strong customer focus. Libraries are busy and ever-changing environments, so employees need to be enthusiastic, proactive, innovative and committed. In return you will get a diverse and dynamic work environment.

Vacancies for permanent jobs with the library are advertised on the ACT Government Jobs website - look under the Transport Canberra and City Services tab in the drop-down search function.

For casual or temporary employment, we hire via Manpower. Please contact them directly.

For more information about a career in libraries, contact the Australian Library and Information Association.


Volunteers help us enhance and extend services to the Canberra community. We appreciate the significant effort, support and commitment from our volunteers. Read our volunteer policy for more information.

If you would like to become a volunteer please apply though Volunteering ACT. Visit the Volunteering ACT website and search under ‘Library Services’ to see what positions are available.

For other enquiries related to volunteering, please email Note: If your enquiry is an application or to find out what positions are available, you will be redirected to the Volunteering ACT website.

Work experience

Work experience and vocational placements are a great opportunity for students to get a hands-on understanding of what is involved in delivering library services. We are pleased to be able to offer work experience placements to people currently completing library studies at a tertiary institution.

To find out more about work experience or to apply, email