The library offers an array of job services that meet the comprehensive needs of those seeking employment and career development. Key features include providing a wide collection of online and print job resources, resume development, job announcements/notices, and avenues to connect jobseekers with area job-hiring agencies. Library staff will provide job-seeking assistance, guidance, and referrals to area agencies to fulfill jobseeker requests.

Job Services

At the Library

Resume Development

Need help with your resume? We’re here for you! Reach out to Kate Cosgrove at [email protected], or call 203-946-7001 for assistance.

Career Center Collection

Each of our 5 locations maintain their own collections of career resources. These collections include titles that cover resume writing, interview skills, career-specific test prep, and more. Each collection is unique to the location that owns it. Contact your local branch for more details on their individual offerings.

Jobs Bulletin Board (Computer Center)

The Jobs Board in the Ives Technology Center provides handouts about local job postings, recruitment events, career fairs and job readiness programs.


Job Now Database

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A database that offers live help with resumes, interviewing, job searching and applying for unemployment benefits. This database also offers a Learning Library with test preparation and basic computer skills videos.

LinkedIn Learning

A website that offers video classes on a wide variety of career skills and other topics, including job help, business topics, art and computer skills.

Job Resource List

New Haven Works

Seeks to improve economic stability in all communities by connecting New Haven residents to rewarding jobs. In addition, its Financial Empowerment Center offers free financial counseling via video and phone conferences.

Connecticut Department of Labor

A reliable source of CT job listings available by location, as well as classes for both job and career development. This CT State department is also the primary source for unemployment benefits and assistance.                                                                   

Workforce Alliance

Offers workshops for employment and also manages the American Job Centers, which provide job postings, virtual hiring events, virtual job counseling plus online and hybrid career training.

One on One Assistance

Need specialized assistance? We can help! If you have a question or need support that may extend beyond 15 minutes, please fill out the form below to request time to come in and meet with our library staff one-to-one.

We can help with: technology support, resumes, job applications, unemployment applications, and other topics by request. We will help you to the best of our ability and help you find additional resources as well.

While we are able to make referrals to a qualified professional, we are unable to provide legal or medical advice. For your own privacy, we cannot handle sensitive personal information unless you are physically present and have provided consent. 

To be respectful toward our library staff and other patrons, please try to be on time for your appointment. Please feel free to cancel an hour before to your appointment by calling the Information Desk at (203) 946-8130 x 101. If you miss 2 appointments without informing a library staff member, you’ll forfeit the right to schedule additional designated appointments. You will still be able to come to the library to receive help as it is available when you arrive. Library staff members offering appointments reserve the right to reschedule or cancel at any time.

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