Careers at BPL

Why work at BPL? | Current opportunities | Positions | How to apply

Why work at Burnaby Public Library?

Burnaby Public Library (BPL) is an urban system of four busy branches -- Bob Prittie Metrotown, Cameron, McGill and Tommy Douglas -- serving a diverse and changing population 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 know your colleagues in all four branches.

At BPL, you can be a member of a committed team of professional librarians and clerical staff who:

  • believe in the value of personalized service
  • strive to achieve a balance between excellent delivery of traditional services and openness to emerging trends
  • pride ourselves in the depth of our collections

Current opportunities

There are no opportunities at this time. Thank you for your interest.



Librarians will possess a master's degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited university.

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.

Library Clerk

Library clerks will have completed grade 12, preferably supplemented by commercial courses. Library clerks work in a variety of positions: a public information desk, a circulation department, processing new materials in our acquisitions or cataloguing departments, performing various administrative duties or providing delivery service to patrons at their residences.

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.

Building Service Worker

Building service workers will have completed grade 8. Completion of a building service worker course is preferred. A valid BC driver's licence is required. Building service workers' duties include janitorial and minor maintenance work related to the building and grounds of a branch library. On occasion they may also be required to drive a delivery vehicle.

How to apply

Librarian, Library Clerk and Building Service Worker

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

      Application for Employment - Librarian [PDF]

      Application for Employment - Library Clerk and Building Service Worker [PDF]

Page (shelver)

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

      Application for Employment - Page Bob Prittie Metrotown [PDF]

      Application for Employment - Page Cameron [PDF]

      Application for Employment - Page McGill [PDF]

      Application for Employment - Page Tommy Douglas [PDF]

Burnaby Public Library thanks you for your interest. Any applications being considered for employment will be contacted. Applications are kept on file for one year.

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