Jobs & Volunteering

Jobs & Volunteering

Want to Join Our Team?

We are looking for friendly people who can connect with our patrons, empower them with knowledge, and exceed their expectations. If you like libraries and want to contribute to GRPL, consider applying today.

This full-time position supports the Library Executive Director in setting the vision for GRPL services and providing leadership for the library staff and community.

View the posting for more details.

How to Apply

Grand Rapids Public Library is a department of the City of Grand Rapids. You can view the full list of jobs available at the library and the city by visiting the City of Grand Rapids’ job opportunities page.

GRPL accepts applications through an online system. Applying for any position is easy, just follow the links above to apply for positions that interest you.

If you need help, please see the directions for applying.

You will need an email address to register with the system. After you have created an account, you will be able to apply for the position that interests you as well as quickly apply for any other openings at either the city or GRPL in the future.

If you experience any difficulties, please email or give us a call at 616.988.5400.

Employment Practices

GRPL proudly promotes diversity and inclusion in employment, and strives to maintain a workplace culture where respect and positive recognition of differences are cultivated.

Grand Rapids Public Library provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, height, weight, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. GRPL will make reasonable accommodations for employees and job applicants with disabilities.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, transfer, training, promotion, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and benefits, as well as work-related events and activities.


GRPL is frequently looking for an extra hand. If you’re interested in helping the library by giving your time, we’d love to have you.

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