Jobs at the Library

Alamance County Public Libraries is a department of Alamance County Government.  All open positions with Alamance County Public Libraries are advertised on the Alamance County website.

Please note that while Alamance County Public Libraries offers many positions not requiring advanced education, positions in the Librarian/Professional classification do require the MLS or its equivalent unless stated otherwise.

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Are You Interested in a Career as a Librarian?

Generally, career librarians obtain a Master's Degree from a library education program accredited by the American Library Association. Although these programs have different names at different schools, such programs are generically referred to as Masters in Library Science degrees, or MLS for short.

There are three area universities offering Master's degrees in this field:
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
UNC-Greensboro Library and Information Studies
North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences
You might also wish visit the American Library Association's career resources page.

Volunteering at ACPL

Volunteer Application                Volunteer Policy             Teen Summer Volunteer 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

Teen Volunteers


We are looking for teen volunteers age 14 and older to help with this year’s summer reading program. 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, registering children for the Summer Reading Program, 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.

Download a copy of the Teen Summer Volunteer Application.

Outreach Services

Outreach 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 Outreach 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 five branches of Alamance County Public Libraries.

Friends of the Library

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.

Didn’t Find What You’re Looking For?

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that wasn’t available at the Alamance County Public Libraries?  United Way of Alamance County has a new resource to help you find the volunteer opportunity that suits your needs and interests.  Find it here!