Your work can change lives

We help kids learn to read so they can succeed. We connect people to ideas and information. We enrich everyday life, too, with a huge selection of popular books, movies, and CDs, plus free computer access for everyone. Close to 120 enthusiastic library employees make all of that happen every day. See our Job Descriptions page for a complete list of all library jobs.

Where You’ll Work

Most of our staff work at our Main Library near downtown Champaign. A beautiful new library building opened in January 2008.

Our Douglass Branch Library at 504 E. Grove St. is a friendly, neighborhood library built in 1997. It sits on the edge of Douglass Park.

What You’ll Do: We’re Not All Librarians!

The library has an enthusiastic, diverse, and customer focused staff doing many different kinds of work, including:

  • Administrative support
  • Public service
  • Maintaining facilities
  • Shelving books
  • Computer support
  • Accounting
  • Promotions
  • Fundraising
  • Data entry

Plus, we have some of the best information experts and storytellers around — our librarians!

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