Employment at OCPL


We are glad that you are considering a career with the Onondaga County Public Libraries.  We welcome talented, creative and enthusiastic professionals who have a strong passion for customer service to join our team. OCPL employees are dedicated professionals who are committed to the principles and the mission of the library.

Full-Time Positions

Most of our full-time positions are subject to the civil service examination process that is administered by the Onondaga County Personnel Department.

Part-Time Positions

For part-time positions, we accept applications and/or resumes on an ongoing basis and keep them for 6 months for any upcoming vacancies. 

Visit your local library for our job application. 

OCPL is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Exam Announcements

Current Openings at Central and Branch Libraries

  • None at this time

Current Openings at Suburban Libraries

Full-Time Positions

Onondaga County Personnel Department Employment Opportunities

Onondaga County Application for Open Competitive Exam - Form P-200 rev 09/2019 [PDF]

Librarian 1 examination (Training and Experience Questionnaires) is part of the continuous recruitment program. Applications will be accepted at least twice a year, around January and June. You can register to receive the exam announcement.  For specific questions regarding the exam, contact Onondaga County Personnel Department at 435-3537. 

To apply for a civil service examination, send the application to Onondaga County Personnel Department.

Part-Time Positions (Continuous Recruitment) 

We accept applications and/or resumes on an ongoing basis and keep them for six (6) months for any upcoming vacancies. These positions are not subject to the competitive civil service process. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, we would not be able to answer your inquiry on the status of your application. Below is the list of part-time titles in the library for which we accept applications on an ongoing basis. Please note, we do not necessarily have openings in the below listed positions, we simply accept applications for these positions continuously.

Position Titles & Descriptions

Custodian I

Librarian Assistant

Librarian (regular part-time or substitute librarian)

Library Clerk I


Volunteer Opportunities at OCPL

OCPL is committed to serving the needs of the diverse people of Onondaga County and to fulfilling our mission of making a positive difference in every life we touch by putting the power of ideas and information to work for all. OCPL volunteers are unpaid positions, and we encourage community-minded people to serve as volunteers. 

Volunteer Application

Please return the volunteer application to:

Onondaga County Public Libraries
447 S. Salina St. 
Syracuse, NY 13202

or fax to 435-8533