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    The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to have served our community for nearly 120 years. We offer a blend of traditional and innovative services due largely to the quality of customer service provided by our staff. Today’s public libraries are active centers of the community, serving a variety of individual needs and interests. We offer free access to the Internet, check out books, movies, music, present free programs for all ages and interests, and much more.

    Employment Opportunities

    Santa Monica Public Library staff is employed by the City of Santa Monica. The Library offers a variety of part-time ("as-needed") and full-time job opportunities as vacancies occur.

    Application is made through the City’s Human Resources Department for all Library positions. For more information, visit the Human Resources Department website or call the City’s Jobline at (310) 458-8697.

    Internship Opportunities

    Internship opportunities are available for graduate students who are currently enrolled in a master's degree program in library and information science (accredited by the American Library Association). The degree program must be based at, or affiliated with, a university based in Southern California. Internships are unpaid.

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