Why Work in Libraries?

Why Work in Libraries?

We think libraries are great places to work, where you can make a difference to local communities every day. Find out more about the variety that comes with working in a library and hear first-hand from some of our library staff.


Working in one of our 36 libraries across West Sussex gives you the opportunity to get job satisfaction from making a difference to individuals and local communities every day. You get to help our customers of all ages wanting to borrow books, access information, use computers, attend an event like Baby Rhymetime or Storytime, Knit and Natter or a Reading Group. We work alongside our fantastic volunteers who support our service, as well as regular partners like Registrars, Citizens Advice and Health Visitors.

No day is the same, as you never know what the next customer through the door might ask. The libraries vary, there are our biggest branches, like Worthing and Crawley, with large staff teams, lots of customers through the door and busy regular activities for all ages. Our mid-sized libraries are staffed by slightly smaller teams, still with lots of customers and busy events. Our smallest community libraries are often single staffed, with support from a volunteer, serving a smaller volume of customers, but with the opportunity to positively impact the local community.

We recently talked to two of our library staff about what it’s really like to work in a library. You can watch their conversation here.

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