Work With Us

The California State Library is part of the merit-based California Civil Service Selection System, which is a two-phase process: examinations and hiring. You become eligible to work for the state when you pass an Open Examination. After becoming eligible to work for the state, or if you are a current or former state employee with eligibility in a classification, you can apply for a job at the California State Library in that classification. Vacant positions can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website.

Current Jobs


Learn about currently scheduled examinations and how to become eligible for a state job. Find and apply for current jobs at the California State Library, as well as access information from the California Department of Human Resources.


Learn about internship opportunities designed to give undergraduate students meaningful work experience as well as potentially earning college credits.


Learn about current volunteer opportunities at one of the oldest cultural institutions in California.

EEO Disclaimer

It is the policy of the State and the California State Library (CSL) to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified job applicants and employees and have a workforce representative of California’s diverse population. All efforts to ensure a representative workforce are made on the basis of an individual’s merit, efficiency, ability, and fitness consistent with the State civil service and merit system principles and regulations.