Share the pride of a library career!
The Indianapolis Public Library
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 211
Indianapolis, IN 46206-0211
As a dynamic leader among libraries within the state of Indiana, and with 24 locations serving Marion County, the Indianapolis Public Library is proud of its over 500 professional, dedicated and knowledgeable staff members. If you are looking for the opportunity to learn and grow, we believe you will find no better organization than the Indianapolis Public Library.
Nowhere else can you find as much encouragement and opportunity to contribute to the future of an organization and the community it serves, as well as your own career. Join the organization that owes its reputation for community service and innovation directly to the talent and ambition of its staff.
How to Apply
Please review our Hiring and Diversity Policy.
- Complete a resume or application online. When applying online, you do not have to have a resume. You can skip the resume section by clicking continue at the bottom of the screen and it will take you to the employment application.
- Applications for Page positions are available at all branch locations and should be returned to the branch where employment is desired.
- Once a profile has been created in the on-line system, the username and password need to be used whenever applying for an open position. Please do not create multiple profiles.
- If a profile needs to be updated, log into the system with your username and password and update the information.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 317-275-4800.
If you are applying for a specific position posted on the Library's website, all applications/resumes will be reviewed after the posted closing deadline. The Library will contact those applicants that they feel best match the requirements of a position. It is the Library's policy not to consider applications and resumes received after a posted closing deadline.
Typical Career Opportunities
There are many different types of positions that make a library successful. Here are a few examples of some of the jobs at the Library.
Assist with sorting and re-shelving materials including books and a variety of other activities, which vary, based on location. These individuals must be at least 14 years of age and have completed their freshman year of high school.
Help patrons by checking materials in and out, taking applications for Library cards, reserving materials that are currently in use, and helping patrons with overdue materials. These individuals must have completed high school or have a G.E.D. and possess basic computer skills.
Public Service Associates
Provide ready reference assistance and various patron services. These individuals must have a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of previous customer service experience.
Public Services Librarians
Select books and other materials for the Library's collections, assist patrons with reference questions and provide programming of interest to the community. Librarians must have a master's degree in library science (MLS).
Perform routine cleaning, delivery of boxes and materials and minor maintenance duties in order to ensure a clean and safe environment for patrons, staff and other visitors to assigned Library facilities. These individuals must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.