Careers at NYPL

The nation's largest public library system, The New York Public Library offers career opportunities as exciting as New York City itself—with rewarding work experiences, endless advancement possibilities, and comprehensive benefit options.

We're Hiring!

Join The New York Public Library's team! We're looking for enthusiastic applicants to fill a range of roles in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as at our Library Services Center in Queens.

Explore our current opportunities today!

Staff Voices

What we do, and do well, is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs.

Join NYPL to achieve your dreams while helping to inform and inspire others.

Javier Velez

Floor Manager, BookOps
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Melissa Crotti

Librarian, BookOps
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Chancey Fleet

Assistant Technology Coordinator, Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library
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Mercury Rodriguez

Custodian, Kingsbridge Library
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Employee Benefits

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

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Full time non union and union employees are eligible for the following benefits:
  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Prescription Coverage for you and your eligible dependents (no waiting period)
  • Annual Leave
    • 3 weeks for newly hired full time union employees (prorated for part time union employees)
    • 4 Weeks for newly hired full time non union employees
  • Sick Leave
  • Floating Holidays
  • Wellness Days
  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) & other Retirement Savings Options

Wellness & Work-Life Balance

The Library offers many exciting programs to encourage employee wellness. Our employee assistance program offers a variety of services to all employees and their family members, including:
  • Licensed counselors help with stress, depression, family issues, substance abuse and more
  • Provider searches for primary care doctors, specialists, and mental health providers
  • Assistance with financial and legal questions
We also offer the following:

For FT Non Union and Union Employees
  • Pre-tax transit and parking benefits
  • Backup child and elder care (and referrals for long-term solutions)
  • Options of Pre-tax flexible spending plans
For all employees
  • Discounts for the entire family, including computers and electronics, tickets to cultural events, sporting events, theme parks and more
  • Employee discount at the Library Retail Shop
  • Access to LIVE@NYPL and Library After Hours events
  • Wellness resources and workshops

Planning for Your Future

To help our employees build a financially secure future for themselves and family members, the Library participates in The New York State and Local Employees Retirement System (NYSLRS) or the New York State Voluntary Defined Contribution Plan (if eligible). Employees contribute a percentage of their gross salary on a pre-tax basis towards their retirement. If employees wish to save additional tax deferred dollars, the Library offers additional voluntary retirement savings programs.

Professional Development

We offer a variety of tools to help grow your career at NYPL including:
  • In-house professional development opportunities
  • Make a difference to your workplace by volunteering to support Employee Resource Groups, Librarian Think Tanks and more!
  • Tuition Assistance - financial support to help reach educational goals by covering a portion of tuition expenses of a college education or continuing education

The Transparency in Coverage Final Rules require certain group health plans to disclose on a public website information regarding in-network provider rates and historical out-of -network allowed amounts and billed charges for covered items and services in two separate machine-readable files (MRFs). UnitedHealthcare creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of The New York Public Library. To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided: transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com

Working at NYPL: FAQ

Find information regarding the job application process, position availability, and more.
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Current Opportunities

Don't worry if you don't see any roles you want to apply for now. Register your interest to allow us to contact you when a suitable role meeting your criteria comes along.

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COVID-19

Effective August 6, 2021, absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager.  The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors.  The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice.  Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.