Working for Our Library

Our Library

North Vancouver District Public Library is one of the best used public library of its size in Canada. Through our three libraries—Lynn Valley, Capilano and Parkgate—we offer rich collections of books, media and digital resources, learning programs for all ages, help in finding information, computer access and free wireless, and spaces to meet and study.

What we do: Connecting Community. Sharing Knowledge. Inspiring Stories.
Where we’re going: Shaping the District’s future by inspiring learning, discovery, creativity, and collaboration.  

Through innovative approaches and partnerships, we work to enhance library services and increase opportunities for collaboration in technology, fees, policies, and joint community events. Access to all BC libraries is available through the BC OneCard service.

Our Library is guided by our Strategic Plan 2017-2019. 

Our Library is also a “green” organization that is committed to practising and modeling environmental sustainability.

Working Here

With a friendly workplace environment and competitive salaries and benefits, North Vancouver District Public Library is a great place to work. The Library offers a variety of positions, and there is free parking at all Library facilities, which are also accessible by public transportation. 

View our current job postings.

FAQ about Working at NVDPL

Q. How do I apply for employment?

A. We encourage those interested to apply to specific job postings with a resumé and cover letter. We will accept resumés and cover letters at other times, but it is always best to apply at the time of recruitment.

Q. How do pages apply for employment?

A. You are welcome to apply at any time, simply drop off your resumé and cover letter at the library where you’d like to work. We will keep your resumé on file for 6 months and will contact you when we’re hiring. We hire on a rolling basis, but often see higher turn-over in the summer. Please note that page positions are a year-round commitment, you need to be 15 years or older, an active student (high school or university), and have a social insurance number.

Q. I have a relative working at the Library, can I work there?

A. Yes you can; however, you cannot be directly supervised by that relative.

Q. I am applying for more than one job posting. Do I need to fill in separate applications?

A. Yes you do. Each job posting is considered a separate competition.

Q. How long does the selection process take?

A. The length of the selection process varies.

Q. Will you send me a confirmation that you have received my application?

A. Only those candidates that have been short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Q. How long will my cover letter and resume be kept on file?

A. One year.

Q. If I have a criminal record can I work for the Library?

A. All positions at the Library require a security clearance. Having a criminal record does not exclude you from consideration. When your application is reviewed, the nature of the offence, when it occurred, and the position you are applying for will all be taken into consideration. The information is handled in a confidential manner.

Q. When and how will I get paid?

A. Library employees are paid bi-weekly and receive pay through a direct deposit to a banking institution. Please note this is a condition of employment.

Q. Does the Library have a union?

A. Yes, the Library has a union, CUPE Local 389. Please note that it is a condition of employment to join the union if your position is covered by the union.