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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: April 3, 2014       

  • JOB TITLE: Internet Assistant Grade 16

  • LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

  • DATE AVAILABLE: May 1, 2014

  • SALARY: $1,346 minimum monthly


  • HOURS: 25 hours per week:

  • Weeks 1 & 3: Sun. 1:15pm -6:15pm; Mon. 1:15pm - 6:30pm; Tues. & Wed. 3:15pm - 9:15pm

  • Week 2 & 4: Tues, Wed & Thurs. 4:15pm – 9:15 pm; Fri. 8:30am- 1:30pm; Sat. 1:15pm-6:15pm

  • Some flexibility may be required on this schedule.


  • EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.



  • Plans, organizes, promotes, and presents a variety of  computer classes and classes on library databases

  • Tracks program statistics and submits data to supervisor on a regular basis

  • Assists patrons with the use of equipment including photocopy machines, payment machines, and microfilm machines

  • Provides extensive assistance on public computers and the public access catalog

  • Assists patrons with PC management and printing

  • Assists patrons with all reference questions; helps conduct research on various topics for patrons


  • Strong commitment to delivery of excellent customer service

  • Ability to teach computer and research classes to the public

  • Ability to respond to questions in person, over the phone, and electronically

  • 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

  • Solid organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work closely with others or alone 


    POSTING DATE: April 16, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Library Clerk, Grade 12

    LOCATION: Cyrill - Westside Branch

    DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2014

    SALARY: $1771 per month minimum                                         


    HOURS: 40 hours per week:

    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 – 5:30 Wed 12:15 – 9:15

    Every 4th weekend: Sat 9:15 – 6:15 and Sunday 1:00-6:15 (off on Friday or Monday when working the weekend) 

    Note:  Person may be asked to work at other times when needed.



    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School and some clerical or public service experience.


    Assists with circulation functions at a public service desk

    Provides general reader’s advisory assistance, maintains community board & collection displays

    Answers basic information questions

    Helps the public with general computer related questions

    Performs a variety of clerical tasks, runs circulation reports

    Assists the Branch Librarian and the Assistant Branch Librarian with various tasks



    Must enjoy working with the public of all ages

    Ability to work independently or with others

    Detail-oriented and self-motivated

    Enjoys performing a wide variety of tasks

    Good communication and organizational skills

    Internet and Microsoft Office experience

    Knowledge of popular reading

    Experience in customer service

    Cash register experience

    Ability to be flexible in scheduling in order to substitute for others

    Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds & ability to push heavy carts


    POSTING DATE: April 22, 2014

    JOB TITLE: Library Page, Grade 3

    LOCATION: Cyrill-Westside Library

    DATE AVAILABLE: May 16, 2014

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


    HOURS:  14 hours per week

    Mon 4:30pm – 9pm, Tues & Thurs 6pm – 9pm, Fri 2:30pm - 6pm

    Plus one weekend every 5 Weeks Sat 9:15am – 12:15pm & Sun 1pm – 4pm



    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.

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.

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