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Jobs at HPL

A man placing books on a shelf from a cart.If you are excited by the possibility of discovery in a public library setting; where people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs can come together to explore their interests, participate in programs and make connections, then a position with the Hamilton Public Library could be for you!

Hamilton Public Library is a unionized environment and fills most of its staffing needs internally. However, when we have vacancies that are available to the public, they will be posted on the City of Hamilton online recruiting site.

Vaccine Verification – As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.

How to Apply:

From the City of Hamilton Jobs at the City page, under Current Opportunities, click on External Opportunities. You will see all vacancies open in City of Hamilton Departments as well as those specific to Hamilton Public Library.


Current Opportunities:

No current opportunities


Library Page Opportunities:

No current opportunities


Pages work on a part-time basis, supporting library staff by ensuring timely access to library materials. To apply for a Page position you must have completed Grade 8. Their job duties include:

  • shelving library materials

  • ensuring shelves and public areas are neat and in good order

  • assisting library staff in the performance of basic duties associated with daily operations

To submit an application for future consideration as a Page print out and fill in the:  

Employment Application Form

*Please submit the form directly to the branch location where you are interested in working.

Internal Applicants: Current employees can apply for jobs from home through the myHR site.

HPL Human Resources Contact Information:

Mailing address:

Hamilton Public Library
Human Resources Department
55 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 

Phone: 905-546-3200
Fax: 905-546-3204

The Hamilton Public Library is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation. We will retain your resume and / or application on file for a period of 6 months. We thank you for your interest in our Library, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.