Jobs at the California State Library

Gillis Hall, California State Library

When you become eligible to work for the state (when you have passed an Open Examination), or if you are a former or current state employee, you can apply for a job at the California State Library. The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) lists these jobs for us on their website.

Current Job Openings

Classification Filing Deadline
Attorney III (Legal Counsel, Retired Annuitant)
Library Programs Consultant (Library Programs Consultant), Library Development Services

Application Instructions

You may send job applications to

The California State Library
Human Resources Services
P.O. Box 942837, Sacramento, CA 94237-0001

You may hand-deliver job applications to

The California State Library, Human Resources Services
California State Library Building
900 N Street, First Floor Drop Box, Sacramento, CA 95814

All applicants must clearly indicate the basis for their eligibility in "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" on the standard application form (STD678).

All appointments are subject to State Restrictions of Appointments (SROA) provisions. Surplus employees are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

For further information on employment at the State Library, email or call (916) 654-0202.

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For further information on employment at the California State Library, email or call (916) 654-0202.

For general information about careers in the library field go to American Library Association. For more specific information about California library careers go to California Library Association Career Center.

EEO Disclaimer

It is the policy of the State and the California State Library (CSL) to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified job applicants and employees and have a workforce representative of California's diverse population. All efforts to ensure a representative workforce are made on the basis of an individual's merit, efficiency, ability, and fitness consistent with the State civil service and merit system principles and regulations.