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The Library accepts applications for available positions only.  An individual must complete an official Spartanburg County Public Library Application Form in order to be considered an applicant for employment. 

NOTE:  A resume CANNOT be used as a substitute for an employment form or work history but may be attached as additional information.

Applicants who do not meet the availability and minimum education and experience requirements indicated in the job posting or do not have the ability to perform the essential functions for the position, with or without accommodation, will not be considered for employment.

Applications are evaluated by the supervisors and the Human Resource Manager after the date listed on the job posting.  A few candidates are selected and contacted for an interview.
We unfortunately cannot contact and interview everyone who applies. If you have not heard from us within thirty days you may assume that the position has been offered to a candidate whose qualifications were best suited for the position.

Call our Jobline at   864-285-9190 for job openings and  updates on job positions.

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Job Application

Job Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

1. Mail your completed form to:

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Attn: Human Resources
151 S Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

2. Fax to 864-596-3518

3. Deliver application to the library location nearest to you during operating hours.

NOTE: We do not provide interviews on-site or by telephone requests.

NOTE: The library does not accept applications via email at this time.

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Job Postings



    POSTING DATE: September 16, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Page, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Headquarters Library

    AVAILABLE: October 16, 2014

    SALARY: $8.33 per hour minimum ($8.00 per hour training wage)


    HOURS: 18 hours per week

    Week 1: Mon &Tues 5:00-9:15, Wed-Fri 6:00-9:15

    Week 2: Mon & Tues 5:00-9:15, Wed & Thurs 6:00-9:15, Saturday 2:15-6:15

    Week 3: Sunday 1:15-6:15, Mon, Wed & Thurs 5:00-9:15

    Week 4: Mon- Thurs 5:00-9:15



    Must have completed 10th grade and be at least 16 years of age.



    • Shelving books; straightening shelves; placing library materials in proper location
    • Places returned and new books on proper shelf
    • Places magazines and newspapers in proper order
    • Reshelves books left on tables and incorrectly shelved
    • Searches for lost/missing items and overdue books; pulls items from shelves
    • Maintains magazine display
    • Empties drop box



    Good organizational skills, ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Neatness in personal appearance
    • Ability to adapt to new tasks with skill and ease
    • Familiar with Dewey Decimal system, able to alphabetize and arrange items numerically
    • Ability to interact with patrons in a positive, courteous manner and direct patrons to library staff
    • Observant and security minded
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately without close supervision
    • Ability to exert 20lbs. of pressure, to push carts loaded with books, and to lift weights of 30-50 lbs.






  • POSTING DATE: September 9, 2014

  • JOB TITLE: Community Connections Librarian, Grade 23 (Reference Area)

  • LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

  • SALARY: $36,346 minimum per year


  • HOURS: FLSA exempt position, equivalent to non-exempt 40 hour position.

  • Hours are generally, Mon-Fri including some evening and weekend hours.

  • One regular night per week, one Friday night every four weeks, and one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every four weeks


  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: MLS/ALA and experience working in a public library



  • Connect patrons with information and programs by creating and implementing innovative ways to providing library service

  • Assist patrons in person, by telephone, or by computer, answering questions,  researching topics, and instructing patrons in the effective use of library resources and equipment

  • Responsible for collection development, including selection and weeding, for designated area(s) of the non-fiction collection       



  •  Strong commitment to delivery of excellent customer service

  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to complete projects and meet deadlines                        

  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

  • Extensive experience with print and electronic research

  • Desire and ability to create and implement programs for the library’s patrons

  • Ability to teach computer and research classes to the public

  • Comprehensive knowledge of needs and current interests of library patrons

  • Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

  • Experience and proficiency with current library technology, including Internet, research databases, productivity software, and communications applications

  • Knowledge of public library principles, procedures, materials and practices

  • Ability to work closely with others or alone

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons, associates, and external organizations.         

The Library accepts applications when a job position is available.  Applications are available at all checkout desks. Contact the Job Line at (864) 285-9190 for job opportunities.  Drug Testing is a part of the Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free.

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