Jobs at the Mount Prospect Public Library

We’re in Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2019!

For the seventh year in a row, the Mount Prospect Public Library has been recognized as a 2019 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace. It is an honor to be placed in this category, especially since our employees were the judges. The Top Workplaces program is completely based upon employee surveys. At the Mount Prospect Public Library our staff care about our community and our patrons, but recognition like this demonstrates that our staff also care about each other, being collaborative, and providing excellent service to all. Consider joining our team here at the Mount Prospect Public Library!

About the application process

Applications are available at the Registration Desk. You may also download a printable/fillable PDF application here. Please submit applications to Human Resources. Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 or e-mail resume and cover letter to

Employment is contingent on background check.

Circulation Services Assistant

Regular Part-Time position
Approximately 24.25 hours per week

Are you a team player?  Ready for new challenges? The Circulation team is seeing such an individual for their department. This key player will take on special projects as needed and serve as “go-to’s” in the department during various shifts. This position will also assist in training new staff in addition to the routine responsibilities of staffing the service desk and other related circulation duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have the flexibility to pick-up extra shifts when needed in addition to a normal schedule. If you have excellent customer service experience and good computer skills, you are encouraged to apply for this opening.

Other benefits: Part of the total compensation package includes paid time off benefits (I.e., vacation and sick leave). Retirement savings options include participation in the IMRF pension plan.

SALARY: $13.57 per hour

SCHEDULE (24.25 per week):
Tuesday: 1-9
Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 11-7
Weekend C (every fourth weekend):
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-6


Registration Services Assistant

Part Time position
Hours: 11.25 per week average

The Registration Assistant is frequently the first point of contact for our Library and works under the guidance of the Head of Registration Services. Major duties performed will include library card and program registration, answering informational questions, phones, and other general office work.

Do you like to provide great customer service and interact with the public? Do you enjoy multitasking and learning new things? Apply to join our MPPL team!

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent customer service experience and computer skills required. High School diploma required. Bilingual a plus

SALARY: $13.57 per hour

Other benefits: Our part-time staff are eligible for paid holidays and a paid “birthday” holiday.

SCHEDULE: Average 11.25 hours per week
Monday/Thursday – 5 pm to 9 pm
Weekend rotation every 4th weekend:
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday: noon to 6 pm

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply within first seven days of posting

The Mount Prospect Public Library has many benefits to offer including a respectful and inclusive environment.  Feel like part of our team right away: participate in our virtual all-staff meetings every week to be in the know and have your voice heard. Our Library also encourages continuous learning with a budget that funds staff development through seminars, and supports employees continuing their formal education with our tuition reimbursement program.

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