Be part of the team that delivers transformative learning experiences to millions of visitors every year.


Working at NLB

Join us in Reimagining the Future of Libraries and Archives! You can look forward to an exciting and meaningful career with opportunities for professional development, as together we make knowledge come alive, spark imagination and create possibilities.


Our Employee Value Proposition:


Impacting the Community

We bridge gaps and empower everyone with opportunities for learning and discovery.


Innovate & Push Boundaries

We value ideas, curiosity and a passion for innovation to transform our libraries and archives.


Care for Your Growth & Well-being

We invest in staff’s development and wellbeing with a supportive and collaborative environment.

Career Opportunities

Join us for a role in the following areas:

Libraries and Archives

Be involved in the transformation of our Libraries and Archives as part of NLB’s LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) to enable continuous learning in Singapore, bring to life our National Collections for discovery, inspiration and creation, and cultivate an Informed Citizenry. Besides the management and operations of the 28 Public Libraries in our network, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore, we offer a myriad of roles including collection planning and development, programme and service development, knowledge management, and resource discovery.

Technology and Data

We welcome technology and data professionals to join us in transforming NLB into an omni-channel network of libraries and archives. Be involved in exciting projects to develop digital services, systems and platforms, use data analytics and AI to drive decision-making, and formulate technological innovations and strategies, such as the Grab-n-Go automated book-borrowing system and the Digital Learning Superstore. We are looking for professionals in product and project management, IT architecture and cybersecurity, infrastructure, systems and networks, data analytics, machine learning and programming, among others.


NLB plays a critical role in building a digitally inclusive and empowered society to support Singapore’s progress as a Smart Nation. Join us to grow a seamless omni-channel experience to connect users to NLB’s content and services, and plan and design libraries as inclusive spaces providing experiential learning. We offer roles in areas such as digital marketing, UI/UX design, and smart ops development.


From planning and executing multi-year rejuvenation projects for our libraries and archives, to providing legal advisory in the management of content, programming, services and partnerships, our corporate teams play essential roles to help achieve our strategic goals. We welcome building project managers with engineering background, facilities managers to plan, develop and maintain more than 30 properties island-wide, as well as team-players in other corporate functions such as communications, finance, procurement, HR and internal audit.

NLB advocates for disability inclusion – Persons with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be considered based on their relevant skills and experience. If you need additional help with the application, please contact us.

Working at NLB
The benefits of joining us?

Working at NLB

You can look forward to an exciting career with opportunities for advancement and professional development, and a meaningful and purposeful profession as we help the community to create a knowledgeable nation, and strengthen economic and social resilience.

Interested to become our scholar?

NLB Scholarships

The NLB scholarships offer young talents the chance to pursue full-time undergraduate studies to advance the development of Singapore’s libraries and archives.

NLB Scholarships

Research Scholarship
Apply for our Research Fellowships or Creative Residency.

Research Scholarship