Jobs at the California State Library

To apply for a job at the California State Library, you must have passed an open examination or be a current or former state employee.

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Application Instructions

Mail to

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

Hand-deliver to

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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Currently scheduled examinations

The California State Library examinations are currently being updated and have been postponed until further notice. For questions regarding examinations, please contact

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.

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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.