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The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Careers at Surrey Libraries

Current Postings

Casual Weekend & Evening Information Services Librarians - Surrey Libraries

Surrey Libraries invites applications for the position of Casual Weekend & Evening Information Services Librarians to provide information services, reader’s advisory, programming to people of all ages, and to assume responsibility as the librarian in charge when required. The bulk of the shifts will be Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evening shifts.

We are looking for librarians with excellent communication and customer service skills, knowledge of information sources, ability to assist public with new technologies and devices, as well as a willingness to provide storytimes, class tours and community outreach. Interest in providing children’s programing is highly desirable. Oral fluency in an Asian or South Asian language is also an asset. Candidates must have a degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school. Hours of work vary and evening and weekend work is required.

Surrey Libraries provides library services in 9 branches to an ethnically diverse and growing community of more than 500,000 people. We are a technologically sophisticated and award-winning library system.

Interested candidates should apply by sending in confidence a cover letter & resume by Monday, August 29, 2016  via one of the following options:

Email:  splemployment@surrey.ca
Mail:   Surrey Libraries Administration Office
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC, Canada V3T 4B8

Working with Surrey Libraries

Applications that are received are kept active at the Administration Office for four months and are reviewed when there is a position to be filled. Please refer to the Circulation Services and Information Services sections below on how to apply for these positions.

Why Surrey Libraries?

Surrey Libraries is an innovative and award winning library system that provides a wide range of materials, free programs and information services to the community. We are a growing library system, recognized for our ability to respond creatively to our active and diverse community through outreach to community groups and partnerships with agencies. In addition to our collections, progressive use of technology and a wide variety of online resources, we specialize in genealogical materials and multilingual collections in 16 languages. People of all ages and backgrounds explore their interests, indulge their curiosity, and find great reads at our 9 branches or on our website. Everyone is welcome in our libraries.

Surrey Libraries Offers

  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Commitment to staff development and a comprehensive training program
  • An environment that allows for extensive staff input and involvement
  • Commitment to diversity; staff reflects the demographic makeup of our community
  • Casual staff positions from which, most often, our regular staff is hired
  • Proximity to transit and transportation routes

Although previous library experience is valuable, we look for people with strong customer service and communication skills, who are personable, hardworking, and eager to learn and contribute to a great team. We also require that applicants be able to travel and work within all library branches during library hours of operation:  seven days a week including evenings, weekends, holidays and on short notice. In addition to excellent command of English, communication in another language (Punjabi, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, and Farsi in particular) is an asset.

Helping people find just the right information and make informed decisions makes working in a library one of the most interesting and satisfying jobs in the world. If you want to help inspire people to build a better future through the power of knowledge and you share our values, we encourage you to apply.

Give someone their first library card, help the library stay organized and inviting, check out or shelve books with Surrey Libraries Circulation Services

Help people find information, use online services, offer programming and more. Formal training is required.