Part Time
20-25 hours per week

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides consistent courteous and friendly service to library patrons
  • Check library materials in and out
  • Issuing and renewing library cards for patrons
  • Processing patron holds
  • Assist patrons with the copy machine and library catalog
  • Sorting and distributing mail
  • Sorting and shelving of library materials
  • Perform clerical duties such as typing and filing
  • Safeguarding patron privacy; handles patron financial matters with discretion
  • Collecting and recording of fines and fees is performed accurately
  • Maintain the appearance and order of the circulation desk and office, the new book collection, the periodical collection and the audiovisual collection


  • Ability to maintain attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks
  • High degree of accuracy needed
  • Ability to take direction and assignments from supervisor
  • Willingness to ask questions and seek clarification when needed
  • Willing to accept feedback
  • Positive attitude with people from all backgrounds and abilities
  • Implementation and knowledge of circulation policies and procedures
  • Computer literacy along with knowledge of office equipment
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Exercise resourcefulness to achieve departmental goals

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

  • Ability to push book carts weighing up to 100 pounds occasionally
  • May require standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 30 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crawl, reach, climb, balance, and sit


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous work experience in a library related field preferred
  • Must be available to work an arrangement of days, nights & weekends

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: No phone inquiries.
Application Contact: Kira Surprise
Apply To: 
Fox Lake Public Library

255 E. Grand Ave

Fox Lake , IL 60020

Fax: 847-587-9493