To apply for a job at the library, check out the City of Peterborough Careers page of their website.

Volunteer positions may be available with our community partners.

If you are curious about what we do, check out these short job descriptions:

Caretaker

  • Cleans all library branches
  • Assists with regular maintenance
  • Maintains library property in all seasons (includes shovelling snow, raking, and cutting grass)
  • Sets up rooms as requested by renters

Clerk

  • Checks library items in and out
  • Handles cash, records any fines or charges paid, and issues receipts
  • Registers new library members and updates their accounts
  • Processes and repairs library items
  • Answers library members questions

Librarian

  • May have a focus in Children's, Adult, Collections or Access services
  • Provides advanced or complex information assistance to the public
  • Plans and delivers library programs
  • Purchases and evaluates library materials
  • Investigates new trends in technology and digital products
  • Assists in testing best practices and new technologies
  • Participates in external committees or associations and in library special events

Marketing & Communications

  • Coordinates and produces marketing materials for the library
  • Investigates new trends in marketing and communication tools
  • Assists in testing best practices and new technologies
  • Coordinates and monitors social media accounts
  • Participates in external committees or associations
  • Advocates for the library

Management

  • Non-union positions
  • Includes both the Library Services Manager and the Library CEO
  • Develops library policies and procedures
  • Prepares reports and collects statistical data
  • Manages the annual budget
  • Advocates for the library

Page

  • Sorts and shelves books and other library materials
  • Shelf reads to check that library materials are in order
  • Straightens and tidies library shelves, tables and chairs
  • Cleans and inspects library materials
  • Provides brief and directional information to library members

Supervisor

  • May have a focus in Circulation or Custodial services
  • Responsible for routine maintenance and desk duties
  • Schedules desk shifts for staff

Technician

  • Provides reference assistance and readers advisory to library members
  • Helps community members use the library, the website, and its resources
  • Prepares reports and collect statistical data
  • Catalogues, orders and/or processes library materials
  • Creates marketing materials
  • Plans and delivers library programs