Library Assistant I


College of DuPage Library
Library Type: 
Academic Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
28 hours per week
Class 8 Hourly-$16.51 minimum

The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate patron access to library materials, provide excellent customer service and offer a complete and thorough definition of Library policies. This includes loaning Library materials according to the policies and procedures of the Library. Perform circulation functions of check-out, check-in, renewal of library materials and fine collection. Utilize the scheduling module of the integrated library system to schedule materials and equipment for classroom use. Process credit card payments, schedule small group study rooms, and produce student ID cards.

  • Provide access to Library materials and equipment, serve as initial contact point for Library patrons.
  • Assist patrons in locating materials such as class reserve items, Circulation Desk media.
  • Solve patron problems and issues based on thorough understanding of Library policies.
  • Regularly use expertise in these policies to make decisions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Schedule faculty and staff requests for audio-visual equipment and Library materials.
  • Assist students in reserving small group rooms and processing Student IDs.
  • Report facility maintenance and security issues appropriately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Education
    • One year of college required.
    • LTA Certificate or Associate Degree preferred.
  • Experience
    • One year of customer service experience required.
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English required.
    • One year library circulation experience preferred.
  • Photocopiers; library computer system and all of its related equipment and functions; cash register; multiple software programs; and audiovisual equipment.
  • Busy public service area; must have excellent people skills; must be flexible and willing to adjust to last minute situations.
  • Must be able to stand for extended period of time.
  • Must be able to reach shelf height of 6 feet.
  • Must be able to work at counter height.
  • Mobility to bend and stoop.
  • Must be able to spend extended periods of time at a computer keyboard and monitor.
  • Vision adequate to read a variety of print materials and computer screens.
  • This position requires a background check.

Current work schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-8:15pm and Sunday: 11:45am-6:15pm

Work schedule when Library stays open until 10:00pm:

Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:15pm and Sunday: 11:45am-6:15pm

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Link to apply:

Classified 8 Hourly

Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

Link to apply:

Application Contact: 
Human Resources