Jobs at the library

You belong at Multnomah County Library

Multnomah County Library is a premier library system and Oregon's largest public library, serving nearly one-fifth of the state's population. The work environment encourages creativity, provides challenges, and allows individuals to realize their potential in a team atmosphere.

Multnomah County Library is a learning organization with a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement and exceptional customer service. The library actively recruits persons from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to enhance service to its diverse community.

Find out more about employment at the library at Multnomah County Employment Services. Read the mission, vision and values of the library human resources department.

Watch the video to learn more about the county's benefits package.

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at the library.

Multnomah County Library staff members work in a variety of settings throughout the community. Watch this video (created by The Library Foundation) to learn more.

Important information for page applicants


Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program with the Multnomah County Library.  Interested in pursuing an internship?  Please complete the online application.  

Each intern position has specific qualifications that need to be met. 

For all positions candidates must be: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Currently enrolled in a related MLS degree program
  • Able to provide professor contact information
  • Able to meet the working hour requirements for each position

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be contacted and required to submit the following: 

  • A current resume
  • A 1-page cover letter explaining why you are applying for the specific internship and what you are hoping to learn through this experience.

Questions?  Please contact us at

Job shadowing

If you would like to request a job shadowing please contact Stacie Breece at

Job shadows are based on the time and availability of the Multnomah County Library staff by locations and individual needs for the each job shadow request. Priority is given to individuals that are in need of meeting academic requirements for course work.