New Emergency Hours

Due to staff shortages, the Library will close at 5:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the month of July. We are open until 8:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Information Services Librarian (Librarian I)

The Broome County Public Library (BCPL) is seeking applicants for the position of Librarian I for the Information Services Department. Located in downtown Binghamton, New York, BCPL is the central library of the Four County Library System. The work involves providing readers advisory, computer assistance and reference services at the information desk.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working at the reference desk
  • Readers advisory
  • Assist patrons with the use of the library catalog and computers
  • Website and social media updates
  • Adult programs
  • Assist with community outreach


  • An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree
  • Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at time of appointment
  • A commitment to public service and the ability to serve a diverse community 
  • Ability to deal with the public and to resolve public service issues in a courteous and efficient manner

Preferred: This is an entry level position, however some library experience is preferred.

Initial appointment will be on a provisional basis pending the completion of a credential-based civil service exam. 

Starting salary: $52,054/year with full benefits

To apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, 3 professional references and a Broome County application to

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