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Careers at NYPL


The nation’s largest public library system, The New York Public Library offers an array of career opportunities as exciting as New York City itself. With four world-renowned research centers and 88 neighborhood libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, we are in the midst of a major expansion thanks to New York City’s recent historic investment in librariesallowing us to build on our more than 100-year-old legacy as we continue to chart a new path for libraries in the 21st Century.

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The staff of The New York Public Library is considered its greatest asset and is key to the Library’s growth and vitality. With rewarding work experiences, endless advancement possibilities, and comprehensive benefits options, discover a world of opportunity at The New York Public Library!

Librarians Needed

What we do, and do better than any other library, is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs that inform and inspire. Are you a librarian who is committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through the power of learning and reading? Learn more.

Employment Benefits

From health and wellness to planning for your future, the Library has exceptional benefits for you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Resources for Job Seekers

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About NYPL

NYPL is an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers.

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Explore NYPL's 92 locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

NYPL's Mission

NYPL's mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.


The New York Public Library is a Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.