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How to Apply


The New York Public Library accepts employment applications through an online system.

Please click on "Job Listings" to review employment opportunities and to apply for positions.

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applicants who accept an offer for a position with The New York Public Library are required to undergo a background check and drug screen. Information collected from the background checks is based on the nature of the position and may include some or all of the following: education verification, employment verification, criminal check, Denied Restricted Parties Lists or OFAC lists, fingerprint verification and Department of Motor Vehicle check. Candidates will be notified during the hiring process which checks will be performed. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of the background check and drug screen and results consistent with The New York Public Library's employment policies.

The New York Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.