Employment Opportunities

You love libraries.  You love people.  You’re perfect for us!

Working at Newport News Public Library (NNPL) is no ordinary job. As a public servant, you will find yourself getting to do so much more than you imagined. Yes, we have books—a lot of them. But working at NNPL goes way beyond books.

Did you know our library branches host hundreds of programs and special events for patrons throughout the year? Our team pitches, plans, and puts together free programs involving science, technology, engineering, art, math, reading, and much more.  NNPL also offers computer and technology classes, research assistance, and extensive career help.

It takes a team of people with an array of skills to fulfill all these services and needs. From entry-level positions to advanced-degree roles, we have a place for curious and dedicated team-players who enjoy working with people.

At the Newport News Public Library, we embrace employees with a broad-range of skill sets, experiences, and points of view, which means we strive for a diverse workforce. We know our employees are the key to our success. We offer full and part-time jobs. The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package for many positions.

Current Openings:


Library Technician, (Part-time): This position is responsible for assisting library patrons with all circulation duties, ready reference inquiries, computers, digital equipment, and the online library catalog. Reports to the Information Services Specialist.  View the full job description here.  Application period closes 10.04.2022.

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Senior Librarian: Business Librarian, (Full-time): This position is responsible for performing advanced professional work that will provide library services and support to businesses, entrepreneurs and citizens in the community by planning, developing and implementing advanced level technology and business-related programs, classes and workshops. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Libraries and Information Services.  View the full job description here.  Application period closes 10.10.2022.

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Information Services Specialist, Virginiana Room (Part-time): This position assists library patrons with researching or locating routine to difficult reference information and responds to inquires; develops and delivers library programs; assists patrons in the makerspace and digital media lab; develops reading lists; creates bibliographies; assists patrons using the public computers, online library catalog, electronic resources, and equipment. Reports to a Library Manager or Senior Librarian. View the full job description here.  Application period closes 10.13.2022.

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Information Services Specialist, Youth Services (Part-time): This position assists library patrons with researching or locating routine to difficult reference information and responds to inquires; develops and delivers library programs; assists patrons in the makerspace and digital media lab; develops reading lists; creates bibliographies; assists patrons using the public computers, online library catalog, electronic resources, and equipment. Reports to a Library Manager or Senior Librarian. View the full job description here.  Application period closes 10.13.2022.

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Library Assistant, (Part-time): This position is responsible for shelving all library materials in proper order and assisting with maintaining library collections. Assists with library operations and provides customer service to library patrons to support general usage of library facilities. Reports to the Senior Information Services Specialist.  View the full job description here.  Application period closes 10.13.2022.

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Information Services Specialist, Adult Reference (Part-time): This position assists library patrons with researching or locating routine to difficult reference information and responds to inquires; develops and delivers library programs; assists patrons in the makerspace and digital media lab; develops reading lists; creates bibliographies; assists patrons using the public computers, online library catalog, electronic resources, and equipment. Reports to a Library Manager or Senior Librarian.  View the full job description here.  Application period closes 10.13.2022.

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