Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the section(s) below along with a link to the full job description and job application. Unsolicited applications and/or resumes will not be kept on file.

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Patron Accounts Assistant (20 hours)

Are you a team player with excellent customer service skills? Do you love helping people and doing something different every day? The Des Plaines Public Library is seeking a friendly and gracious candidate for our Part-time Patron Accounts Assistant opening! You will work in a fast-paced, public-facing team environment at the Customer Service desk. You will assist customers with their library accounts and materials, help register them for cards and programs, and teach them to use library equipment.

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Part-time Reference Assistant

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for a friendly and approachable team member to join our Reference department. The Reference Services Assistant is responsible for providing polite and accurate reference and technology assistance to teen and adult patrons at the Reference Services desk. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with outstanding communication skills and a commitment to public service who would like to strengthen their research and instruction abilities.

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Part-time Monitor

Helps maintain a safe and secure environment at the Des Plaines Public Library for customers and staff; addresses disruptive or offensive behavior and minimizes theft of Library materials. 

Patrols building at regular intervals and appropriately handles observed irregularities or problems. Monitors security video footage. 

Uses non-violent crisis intervention techniques to diplomatically confront people using disruptive, offensive or inappropriate behavior; evicts from property as necessary.

Ensures a positive customer experience by greeting customers, answering directional questions and participating in organization-wide initiatives.


Must be willing and able to respond to all types of building emergencies and service maintenance requests, including those in public restrooms.

Must be able to set up meeting rooms with tables and chairs, lift and transport various types of material and boxes.

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