Jobs at the Library

Alamance County Public Libraries is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.

ACPL is a department of Alamance County. All open positions are advertised on the Alamance County website, Click on any job title for a complete description.

Working at ACPL

Our Mission: “To provide learning opportunities for all members of our community to be successful in living a larger life by nurturing the heart and the mind” extends to all of the library community, including staff.

We value being:

Approachable and Welcoming
Knowledgeable and Professional
Diverse and Inclusive
Supportive and Positive
Resourceful and Innovative

These Core Values are reflected in our relationships with the community and each other.


The Library is committed to keeping employees up to date with current trends and technologies as an important part of being able to provide reliable and accurate information to patrons and the community. Training opportunities are available for all employees through virtual learning, classroom courses, conferences and seminars. Supervisors are encouraged to get to know staffs’ individual interests and career goals and keep those in mind when planning training opportunities.

Every new hire adds to our library community, and your individual experience, skills and interests enrich us all. We are excited to get to know you!

Working for Alamance County


Alamance County offers a full range of benefits to full-time employees including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave (vacation), sick leave, and paid holidays; an Employee Assistance Program; required participation in the North Carolina State Retirement system and voluntary participation in a 401(k) plan with a county match.

Part-time employees have the opportunity to purchase health insurance through the county. Part-time staff are required to participate in the State Retirement plan and may choose to participate in the 401(k) program.

Volunteer Policy & Application

Alamance County Public Libraries welcomes volunteers throughout the year for both short term and long-term projects that vary in their nature, location and purpose.  All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and background check.  ACPL also welcomes persons needing to complete community services hours depending on the offense.  Each library may use volunteers for different individual projects, please be sure to read the volunteer policy and complete the volunteer application at the specific location you wish to complete your volunteer or community service hours.

May Memorial Library
342 S. Spring St.
Burlington, NC 27215
Graham Library
211 South Main S.
Graham, NC 27253
Mebane Library
101 South First St.
Mebane, NC 27302


We are looking for teen volunteers age 14 and older to help. Teen Volunteers work an average of 3-6 hours a week and hours can be flexible to work around other summer plans. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, helping with programs, shelving, assisting librarians with special projects and performance events.

If you enjoy libraries, books, learning new skills, and benefiting your community, we will do our best to find the right volunteer job for you. ACPL offers these opportunities from which you can choose, and training will be provided.

  • Summer Reading Program
    Assist youth services librarian with special programs and events, including setup, crowd control, clean up, and helping with registering, maintaining, distributing summer reading forms and prizes. Teens are encouraged to volunteer.
  • Library Support Services
    Volunteers needed for a variety of capacities assisting staff with ongoing library tasks, including book and other mending and repairs, reinforcing paperbacks, cleaning and /or repackaging audiovisual materials, dusting, cleaning, and recovering books and shelves, and restocking public workstations with pencils and scrap paper.

Home Delivery Services, housed in the May Memorial Library, is always looking for long-term volunteers to deliver materials to home-bound patrons.  All outreach volunteers are responsible for delivery and return of library materials using their own private vehicle and may be accepted after an interview with Home Delivery Services Coordinator, proof of a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a background check. Monthly selection of materials may be picked up and returned at any of the four branches of Alamance County Public Libraries.

The Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries are always looking for good volunteers to help sort books, stock shelves, work during the bi-annual book sale, and help with Alamance Reads. Please see the Friends of Alamance County Public Library for information on volunteering and membership.