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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: August 20, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Reference Assistant, Grade 16

    LOCATION: Reference Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: October 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1,346 minimum monthly


    HOURS: 25 hours per week:

    Week 1: Mon 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Wed 12:15 pm – 9:15 pm, Thu 8:30 am – 1:00 pm; Sat 8:45 am – 6:15 pm

    Week 2: Sun 12:55-pm - 6:15 pm, Wed 12:15 pm – 9:15 pm, Thu 9:00 am 1:00 pm, Fri 12:30 - 5:30 pm

    Week 3: Mon 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tue 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wed 12:45 pm – 9:15 pm, Fri 1:00pm – 7:30 pm

    Week 4: Mon 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tue 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Wed 12:45 pm – 9:15 pm, Fri 1:00pm – 7:30 pm



    Bachelor’s degree required



    Assists patrons by responding to questions, researching topics, and instructing patrons in the effective use of library resources and equipment.

    Responds to patron inquiries in person, by telephone, or by computer

    Assists patrons with computer use including the Internet and Office Applications

    Maintains different types of collections (shelf-maintenance and filing).

    Creates pathfinders and other visual aids on various subjects.

    Teaches research and computer classes for the public.

    Enforces library rules and regulations.


    Strong commitment to delivery of excellent customer service.

    Ability to assist patrons with conducting research, print and electronic.

    Extensive experience with print and electronic research.

    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.

    Solid organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

    Ability to work closely with others or alone.

    Excellent communication skills, oral and written.









    POSTING DATE: August 13, 2015

    JOB TITLE: Children’s Assistant, Grade 16

    LOCATION: Children’s Services, Headquarters

    DATE AVAILABLE: September 1, 2015

    SALARY: $1076 per month minimum


    HOURS: 20 hours per week:

    Monday, Tuesday and Friday 5:15-9:15pm; Wednesday and Thursday 8:45am-12:45pm.                                                                                                                                                                                    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with children required.



    Assist patrons of all ages with information requests, readers’ advisory questions, computers, and self-checkout.

    Plan and implement in house programs for children – infants through tweens.

    Plan and implement outreach programs for children – infants through tweens.       

    Select and checkout/check-in books for daycare centers.

    Help maintain the collection by assisting with weeding, shelf maintenance and shelving when needed.

    Enforce Library rules and regulations. 

    Monitor and maintain interactive play areas.           

    Create bibliographies, reading lists and displays.

    Other duties as needed.



    • Knowledge and familiarity with children’s literature for birth to 12 years.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.   
    • Must enjoy working with public of all ages.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience planning and implementing programs for children birth to 12 years.
    • Ability to take direction; work independently and in a team environment.
    • Experience and ease with current library information technology.
    • Creative, flexible and organized.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and associates.


  • 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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