Materials Assistant


Palatine Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
15 hours per week
12.21 per hour

We have two openings for an energetic, efficient, organized individual to work as a Materials Assistant. Primary responsibilities include checking-in and shelving library materials, shelf reading to determine materials are in the correct order, pulling holds, and cleaning up and straightening materials. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to reflect our diverse community through our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For a complete job description, go to

Qualifications include:

  • Check in, rough sort, and shelve all library material.
  • Answer phones and handle patron inquiries
  • Ability to work with efficiency, skill, accuracy and appropriate speed.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Ability to stand for many hours and bend, kneel, squat, and reach above shoulder level.
  • Some high school or equivalent.
  • Must pass library shelving test.

The ideal candidate will be courteous, service oriented, and share our vision of inspiring connection, curiosity, and joy. Candidate will enjoy providing assistance to others and be comfortable working in a team environment. Bilingual skills of Spanish, Polish, Tagalog, or Chinese preferred, but not required.

Physical requirements include walking and standing for extended periods of time. In addition to; speaking, hearing and vision ability sufficient to adequately perform the job, ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds and lift and carry up to 20 pounds occasionally.

Schedule #1: Monday and Wednesday 5:00 -9:00 p.m., Friday 2:00-6:00 p.m.

One weekend per month: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Schedule #2: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

One weekend per month: Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00–5:00 pm

Salary: $12.21 per hour

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Employment applications are available at, at the Welcome Desk at the Main Library, or at any of the branch locations. Please indicate the position you are applying for on the application. Submit completed application to the Human Resources Department or

Application Contact: 
Andrea Aguirre
Apply To:
700 N. North Court
Palatine , IL 60010
Phone: 8479073600
42° 7' 19.7832" N, 88° 2' 12.3612" W