Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for Library Jobs

Are paper applications still accepted?

No, all applications must be submitted online (as of June 2009). If you require an accommodation to the application process, please contact the Administration Office at 217/403–2050, open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

What if I don’t have computer access?

Use a free computer at our Main Library or Douglass Branch, any time during open hours. Our staff can help you with your application process.

How long does it take to apply?

The first time you create an application, be ready to spend 30 minutes or more. However, you can save your work at any time and return to it later.

Can I include a resume or cover letter with my application?

Yes, you can attach documents during the application process. You can also copy and paste text to provide this information. PLEASE NOTE: If you are having problems uploading a Microsoft Word document, try converting the document to PDF format and then uploading this converted file.

How long does the selection process take?

The length of each hiring process will vary, but we move as quickly as possible. After the application deadline, it may be 2 to 6 weeks, or longer, before interviews are scheduled. You should receive a notice when you are no longer under consideration.

What if I’m not selected?

All applicants will be informed of the decision reached. Applicants who are eliminated will be notified as early as possible by e-mail. Please do not be discouraged if you are not selected for a position. Continue to reapply for future library jobs.

How can I stay informed about other employment opportunities with the library?

All jobs are advertised in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and posted on our Current Job Openings page. If you are interested in a position that is not currently open and you would like to be informed when we are accepting applications for this position, you can sign up to receive an e-mail notice.

The Champaign Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Still Need Help?

Contact our Administration Office, open weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, at 217/403–2050.