Librarian, Supervising Librarian Open Exams

Put your passion for libraries into action–work at the State Library. Whether you are a recent graduate of a library school or an experienced librarian, you’ll find a rewarding career at the California State Library.

Applying for a State job is a bit different than it is for other jobs. First, you’ll need to take an online exam; those who pass are eligible to apply for future job openings. We have online exams for the following positions:

Librarian and Senior Librarian work in collection development, acquisition, cataloging, reference, circulation, and preservation of library materials.

Supervising Librarian and Principal Librarian develop services and collections and direct the activities of dedicated staff in a section of the library. They make recommendations for developing new programs, implementing trends, and utilizing new technologies to lead this historic institution into the future.

These positions come with a great retirement and benefits package.

Take a look at our jobs page for a full description of each position and the application process. Scroll down to Currently Scheduled Examinations/Open:

Have questions? Contact Angela Duprey: or (916) 651-0337.

Founded in 1850, the California State Library is the central reference and research library for the Governor’s office, Legislature, state employees, and the general public. The State Library leads and promotes innovative library services by providing and managing state and federal funding programs to ensure all Californians have access via their libraries to information and educational resources.

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