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
- To find a list of current openings, click on the IndyPL Career Center link in the right sidebar of this page.
- Select the position that you are interested in applying for.
- Click Apply in the top right corner.
- NEW USERS
- Locate the Want to register with us? in the middle of the page and Click here to create an account (follow onscreen instructions).
- RETURNING USERS
- Login using your User ID and password.
- You'll be asked to enter your personal information and answer questions. You also have the opportunity to upload appropriate documents (including a resume).
PLEASE NOTE: While the system does store your name and contact information to your account for future use, you will need to complete a new application for each job you are interested in being considered for.
If you are applying for a specific position posted on the Library's web site, 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.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 317-275-4800.
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
Have extensive knowledge of specialized print and electronic resources, knowledge and maintenance of the collection, plans, schedules and implementation of programming, fosters community partnerships as appropriate to promote and improve library services and works to ensure that the Library's public service priorities are met. Librarians must have a master's degree in library science (MLS).
Performs routine delivery, shipment, and unloading of materials and mail. These individuals must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.