Jobs at the Library

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About the Library

Serving nearly 150,000 residents, Naperville Public Library staff are proud to be part of an award-winning library that has been ranked among the best places to work in the Chicagoland area. It also is among the top libraries in the nation, consistently earning a 5-Star rating from Library Journal. Made up of three full-service buildings located throughout the City of Naperville, the Library offers many opportunities for staff development and growth. With its reputation for quality service and knowledgeable staff, the Library has the community's full support, which is evident in both its use and funding. The library board, administration, and staff are committed to excellence in serving the community. 

Applying for Current Job Openings

You can view and apply for any of our open positions through our online application system. Please be prepared to submit the following documents during the application process:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

View our current job openings.

Our Culture Code

Libraries know the importance of a good story. Our stories make us who we are, preserve our culture, and help us connect with one another. They show the world where we’ve been and where we’re going. Naperville Public Library’s story has been written over the decades through the actions and voices of our outstanding staff. Below you’ll find the principles that make up our Culture Code– six values that are central to the Library’s story. If these speak to you, we hope you’ll consider joining our team and helping us write our next chapter.

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We love making a difference in someone’s day! We go to great lengths to ensure the highest level of customer service, so our customers can count on having a wonderful visit each time they step into the Library.

TEAMWORKRight Purple arrow

Our departments work in tandem to support one another, address problems, and share ideas. We know our best work is only possible when we collaborate and help one another.

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Our differences make us stronger. We value each person’s unique life experiences because embracing diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and interests is essential to serving our community better.

FUNRight Purple arrow

Work should be fun and fulfilling! We encourage our staff to find unique ways to connect with customers, create memorable moments with each other, and put their passions to work for the Library.

CREATIVITYRight Purple arrow

We think outside the box. Our creative coworkers are always finding new ways to add value to the organization, whether that’s finding better ways to serve customers, developing engaging programs, or creating new collections.

COMMUNITYRight Purple arrow

The Library is a place where the Naperville community can come together to collaborate, learn, and connect. We work hard to develop collections, programming, services, and spaces that are inviting to all.

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A library staff member hangs decorations from the ceiling for the Summer Reading Program.
A library staff member shows felt board pieces to two children during a storytime.

Naperville Public Library nurtures lifelong learning, fosters community connections, and provides equitable access to diverse resources in a welcoming and inclusive environment.