Work & Volunteer at the Library

Employment Opportunities

Page – Temporary Contract

Status: Part-time, temporary | Hours: Days, evenings, weekends (32 hours a month) | Starting Wage: $21.99/hour | Start Date: June 14th, 2022

Position Summary

We are seeking a self-motivated, organized individual to join our team at the Brockville Public Library. Pages work independently to sort, organize, and shelve materials in the library. Other tasks include working on a service desk, answering the phone, checking in and out material to our customers, inventory, dealing with cash, opening/closing of the building, and other tasks that might be assigned.


The individual is a customer service champion first and foremost; in addition:

  • Shelves library materials and ensures that items on the shelf are tidy and in proper order.
  • Assists with customer service delivery including answering the telephone, checking in and out material.
  • Assists library staff in closing/opening of the library.
  • Delivers daily mail to the post office.
  • Helping with programming.
  • Handles cash at the service desk.
  • Deals with customer questions – could be directional, readers advisory, or technology issues.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated basic computer skills.
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System an asset.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills; maintains confidentiality.
  • Displays an aptitude for providing great customer service.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-oriented workplace skills.
  • Can work independently.

Working Conditions

  1. General office working conditions.
  2. Constant interaction with the general public.
  3. Defined base hours per week; evening and weekend service shifts required.
  4. Position requires lifting – 15lbs.


Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to:

Laura Julien, Manager: Customer Experience


BPL is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
Please advise us of any accommodation that may be required.

We thank you for your application; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Current Volunteer Opportunities
Program and Outreach Assistants

Share your skills and energy by helping out with library programs and outreach! We are currently seeking volunteers to help with a diverse range of activities for all ages. As a program and outreach assistant, you’ll help with library activities and events including ESL, chess, Tie Dye Tuesday, and downtown Brockville festivals.

Schedule: varies – Tuesdays through Saturdays; morning/afternoon/evening

English Second Language Tutors

We’re looking for ESL tutors to help with ESL Conversation Circles in partnership with TR Leger Immigrant Services.

Schedule: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am

Teen Reviews

Youth age 14 – 21 can contribute to the community by promoting literacy and writing while volunteering remotely by writing Teen Reviews. Check out our Teens Programs and Resources page for details.

How to Apply

If you are interested in contributing to the community through the library, fill out a volunteer application or you can contact our volunteer coordinator:

Brandy Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator
613.342.3936 ext. 6432

For more information about volunteering, please see our brochure

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is provided and all new volunteers with the Library will be required to complete Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations (IASR) training as well as a training and general orientation session.

IASR training can be completed online at (pdf instructions):

You can use a computer to complete the training and/or print a copy of the training transcript at the Library.

Please download and complete the training forms and bring them to your appointed orientation time.