The Library co-operates with the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the Langara College and Fraser Valley University College Library Technician's Programmes, and the New Westminster Secondary School Career and Personal Planning placement programme. This policy allows selected students to carry out field work and special projects at the New Westminster Public Library.
In all cases, the work experience is an extension of the educational courses and the students are not considered employees of the Library and are not paid. At no time are students assigned work that results in the reduction of existing employee hours.
Students are monitored by the assigned supervisors in the Library departments concerned. The Library reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue any student practicum which, in the opinion of the supervisor, does not contribute to the efficient operation of the Library.