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Thank you for your interest in employment with Plainfield Area Public Library. Job openings can be found on this page when available. Please check back often for future available opportunities.

We strive to educate, inform, entertain, and culturally enrich our community. As such, our Library celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. We believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees.

Borrower Assistant

Are you passionate about serving the community and providing exceptional customer service? 

The Plainfield Area Public Library has one  job opening in the Borrower Services Department. This department is primarily responsible for managing the Check Out Desk and maintaining library user accounts.

What you might do in a typical day:

  • Welcome patrons and help them navigate all the Library has to offer.
  • Answer questions in person or over the phone.
  • Check-in and check-out Library items such as books, DVDs, and the GoGo Gadget collection.
  • Deliver books to patrons via our curbside or locker services.
  • Provide assistance to patrons regarding their library accounts.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Two years related experience such as customer service or library
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Initiative and desire to learn
  • Attention to detail and organization 
  • Ability to work the 24 hour schedule:
    • Monday 9am-5pm
    • Tuesday 3pm-9pm
    • Wednesday 3pm-9pm
    • Thursday 9am-1pm

What we offer: 

  • Hourly rate of $14.74-$15.48 depending on experience
  • Paid meal breaks
  • Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off: personal hours, sick, vacation, and holiday pay 
  • Tuition assistance program 

The Plainfield Area Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: 

  1. Click the job title to view the full job description
  2. Complete a job application 
  3. Email a cover letter and resume to:

Deadline: March 10, 2024


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