Library Careers

Browse the latest jobs or learn more about a career at Better.
Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career or seeking an entry-level role, explore current job vacancies at Better Libraries. 

With positions ranging from Library Assistants to Library Managers and Archive specialists, browse library jobs in London, Lincolnshire and Dudley today.
What’s more, Better Libraries is part of GLL, a charitable social enterprise that reinvests its profits back into local communities and library facilities.

View more benefits of library jobs at Better, or discover the latest vacancies and range of career options below. 

Featured jobs

Here are the latest library jobs at Better. 

Senior Library Assistant

GLL is currently recruiting Senior Library Assistant to join the team at Putney Library, focused on giving access to wide variety of collections and resources.
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Senior Library Assistant

Coseley library, operated by GLL, is looking for a Library Assistant. Find out more about the skills required for this exciting role.
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Library careers at Better

Here are just some of the career paths you can take at Better libraries.

Library Assistant

Our entry level library assistant jobs are suitable for those starting out in their library career. In this role, you’ll help out with everything from administration to supervising the front desk and helping customers.  

Library Manager

The next step up from an assistant position, Library Managers oversee the day to day running of the library - from typical library duties to library marketing and staff management.

Librarian

Librarians are a higher level role that usually requires a qualification. Typical duties include organising and recommending books and resources, taking part in events, and contributing to the general management of the library. 

Archives

We occasionally have archives department vacancies across a selection of our libraries. This role involves anything from organising records to supporting people with academic research and personal enquiries.

Support/ Administration

As a Library Administrator, you’ll tackle admin tasks, organise records, and generally be the glue that keeps the library running smoothly. If you're detail-oriented and have a passion for organisation this is your time to shine.

Volunteer

We have a limited number of volunteer roles across Better Libraries. Most commonly, we hire Computer Buddies, who oversee tech support within the library and are available to offer a helping hand. Please enquire at your local library for more information.

Why work for Better Libraries?

Wondering why you should apply to Better? Read our employee stories below.

I absolutely love being a library assistant! Every day is a new adventure filled with books, friendly faces, and the joy of helping people discover the wonders of literature. Whether it's recommending a hidden gem, assisting a curious mind in their research quest, or simply ensuring the shelves are in tiptop order, there's a special kind of satisfaction in knowing that my work contributes to the magic of the library.
Mary Brown, Library Manager

Careers FAQs

How can I apply for a job at the library?
Job openings are typically posted on our careers page, the GLL careers site, or through local job boards. You can submit your application online and will be required to provide a resume, cover letter, and references. Check our ‘Featured Jobs’ section above for the latest opportunities.
Are there opportunities for advancement in library careers?
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What qualifications do I need to work in a library?
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Do I need library experience to apply for a position?
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