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Our Mission

To inspire imagination, collaboration, and compassion to support an informed and literate society.

Working With Us

A career. A job. A vocation. At whatever stage you are in your working life, Burlington Public Library offers rewarding opportunities that contribute to Burlington’s quality of life and make a difference in our community.

Everyone at BPL, no matter what your role, works together for the betterment of the people, the community, and the organization we serve.

We fully embrace the Library’s corporate mission and the core values that guide our decisions and actions every day: accountability, collaboration, inclusion, innovation, intellectual freedom, learning, and the love of reading.

We bring our best selves to work, to create a workplace that is respectful and inclusive, and where everyone feels valued and supported.

We delight in helping others and have an abiding passion for service excellence. Each of us excel in the personal qualities and skills that are essential to our work and the BPL Team.

As your employer, we have high expectations of the people we hire, and we are genuinely invested in your well-being, development, and work success. As a paid employee, your earnings include a competitive wage/salary, comprehensive benefits, development opportunities, and retirement security.

Burlington Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. All current external vacancies are posted on this page.

Did You Know?

Along with professional librarians, the Library employs over 180 people with wide-ranging skills in training & education, business administration, research, planning, marketing, communications, finance, maintenance & handywork, event planning, and information technology, just to name a few.

We are very proud to be an award-winning employer and a community and library industry leader:

  • Certified Great Place to Work™, 2022 - read the story
  • Halton Employer of Choice – Non Profit in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • TD Summer Reading Club Library Award, 2019
  • Angus Mowat Award of Excellence, 2016 – awarded by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Province of Ontario


  • Business Excellence, 2017 – awarded by Burlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Minister’s Award for Innovation, 2016-2017 – awarded by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Province of Ontario

Applying for a Position

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Although we appreciate your enthusiasm, we only accept résumés and applications for posted positions. Only applicants receiving serious consideration will be contacted for an interview.

For all successful candidates: Your offer of hire is conditional on passing a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check. The Library reserves the right to request updated background checks at any time as a workplace requirement.

Information on how and where to submit your résumé is provided in the job postings.

Volunteering at the Library

We have not reintroduced volunteer opportunities to date. If you are looking to volunteer in our community, please visit: