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Library Jobs

While library policies and operations are governed by the Library Board of Trustees, the Bellingham Public Library also is a department of the City of Bellingham. Library employees are employees of the city; they are recruited, hired and receive payment and benefits through the city, and are subject to most city policies and procedures. Most library employees are covered under labor agreements through: AFSCME 114L Librarians; Teamsters 231 Supervisory and Professional; or Guild of Pacific Northwest Employees General non-uniformed employees.

Current Open Positions

Applications are accepted through the city’s Human Resources Department for open positions only, as listed below. Please read the announcement carefully before applying:


Please check the Volunteer page and the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library page for information about opportunities to volunteer for the Bellingham Public Library.