About Us

Employment Opportunities

We are searching for dynamic and conscientious people to add to our team!

EPL is committed to being an accessible and inclusive work place that recognizes the importance of equity and diversity. Please let us know if accommodations are needed.

Elmhurst Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.



The Elmhurst Public Library seeks to be the center of the community by providing opportunities for residents to enrich their lives. Desk Clerks provide a welcoming environment while facilitating the circulation of library materials to library patrons. The ideal candidate has solid communication skills, both written and verbal, enjoys working with the public, and has the ability to organize, multitask, prioritize and work under pressure. Apply for this position

SALARY: $14.61

HOURS: 12 Hours per week. Two evenings a week 5:00-9:00 p.m., and Saturday afternoons 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon rotation. Flexibility to substitute, a plus. This is not a seasonal position.


Elmhurst Public Library enriches life in Elmhurst by providing opportunities to connect, create, and explore. Through one-on-one public service interactions and group instruction, Technology Specialists help patrons find information, locate Library materials, access Library services and use Library and personal technology. Technology Specialists facilitate a friendly learning environment for all patrons to explore technology, the Library, and its services. Applicants should show the ability to offer fantastic customer service, an aptitude for teaching engaging classes, a demonstrated interest in technology, and expertise with the use of creative software. Apply for this position

SALARY:  $16.10 per hour

HOURS:  16 hours per week, Mon, Wed, Thurs 5-9 pm, Tues 9-1, and Friday nights and weekends on rotation.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT (part-time) Kids’ Library – Job Description

 The Elmhurst Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and team-oriented Library Assistant to join our Kids’ Library.  This staff member’s primary duties will include working closely with our Early Childhood Services Librarian on preschool outreach initiatives, providing patrons with reference and readers’ advisory assistance at the Kids’ service desk, assisting patrons in selecting and using technology resources, planning and presenting educational and recreational programming for children aged birth through 8th grade, and may include managing some areas of the collection. In addition to departmental responsibilities, this staff member will have the chance to participate in professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, forward thinking, efficient and organized, and able to provide excellent customer service. Apply for this position

SALARY:  $16.10 per hour

HOURS:  16 hours per week, consisting of weekday and evening shifts, as well as Saturdays and Sundays on rotation. This is not a seasonal position.



Are you detail-oriented and able to think creatively to solve problems? The Elmhurst Public Library is looking for someone to physically process library materials for circulation and shelving.  Emphasis will be on AV materials – including but not limited to CDs, audiobooks, games, kits, toys, and puzzles.  Some book processing may also be expected.    Duties include some or all of the following:  repackaging AV to fit library needs, applying property markings and labels, assigning location codes and updating computer entries, repairing damaged materials, attaching protective book covers, and laminating paperbacks.  May also assist with special projects on occasion. Apply for this position

SALARY: $11 per hour

HOURS: 15 hours/week.  Monday-Friday.  Must be available during daytime hours. The exact schedule is negotiable.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in making a difference in your community or logging service hours? Learn more about volunteering at EPL.

Prepare to be Amazed

Our Strategic Plan, which includes our Mission, Vision, and Values statements, captures who we are and what we do at the Library. Our Culture Statement outlines EPL’s expectations and aspirations for team members.