Work for the Library

The Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.

Current Open Positions

To view a job description or apply for a position, please click the "Apply Now" button. You must have an active email address to apply for a position.

  • Library Assistant at Main Library (Apply by 12/1/15)

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Employee Relations

The Library has a strict policy prohibiting harassment, violence, threats, physical attack, property damage or any other actions that may create a hostile work environment.

Employees attend safety-related training, and each location's safety procedures are continuously reviewed. Library security officers work closely with the Charlotte Police Department.


The Library strives to offer competitive compensation packages. All employees are eligible for annual salary increases. Employees and their managers develop individualized work plans used to establish clear goals and provide guidance to the employee. Performance excellence is a continuous, collaborative process.

All Library positions are regularly reviewed to determine fair market-based compensation.


The Library is committed to keeping employees informed of current trends and technologies in order to provide reliable and accurate information to patrons. Training opportunities are available for all employees through classroom courses, e-learning, conferences and seminars.


Employees in regular full-time and regular part-time positions are eligible for benefits.

Medical and Dental Insurance

Medical and dental insurance is available to eligible employees beginning on their first day of service. The Library provides medical insurance through CIGNA in either a basic or extended plan. Dental coverage is administered by Benefits Management Systems.

Life Insurance

Life Insurance is available to eligible employees in various amounts of coverage.


The Library contributes to the NC Local Employee's Retirement System and eligible employees contribute 6% of their gross wages into the system. Employees are fully vested after 5 years of membership.


The Library offers a 401(k) program through Prudential Insurance Company.

Educational Reimbursement

The Library provides eligible employees the opportunity to have educational expenses reimbursed (depending on funding availability) through our Library Employees Educational Assistance Program (LEEAP). Through the generosity of donors, educational scholarships are also available to Library employees.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Library provides confidential help for personal, work-related and family problems through a partnership with McLaughlin Young Employee Services. There is no cost to the employee or family member.


Eligible employees begin earning vacation credit on their first day of employment. Up to 30 days of unused vacation may be transferred from one year to the next.

Sick Leave

Eligible employees begin earning sick leave credit on their first day of employment. Full-time employees who do not use any sick leave for 7 pay periods earn 4 additional vacation hours.


All employees are provided free parking at Library branches and at select lots in the uptown area for Main and ImaginOn branch employees.

Alternative Work Schedules

The Library offers 4-day work week schedules and telecommuting for eligible positions.


The Library provides a series of paid holidays.