Library Catalog Maintenance Notice

Scheduled website maintenance may cause some downtime between 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., on Mon, Feb 26. The catalog, member accounts, and some online services will not be available.

Staff Day - Library Hours

All library locations will be closed on Friday, March 1, for staff development day.


Thank you for your interest in joining our team. The Library provides equal employment opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, order of protection status, or any other characteristic that is protected under applicable law.

We are currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below.  All positions are year round unless otherwise noted.


Download and complete the application form.  After downloading the application form, you must go to your downloaded files, open it in Adobe Acrobat, complete it and then save it in Adobe Acrobat.   

Send your resume, cover letter, and application by email or post to:

Human Resources 
Palatine Public Library District
700 N. North Court
Palatine, IL 60067

Current Openings

Administrative Associate

Posted: February 5, 2024

Part Time Position - 20 hours per week


Human Resources Manager

Posted: January 31, 2024

Full Time Position - 37.5 hours per week


Library Associate II - Youth & Teen Services

Posted: January 26, 2024

Part Time Position - 25 hours per week


Substitute Library Associate - Youth & Teen Services

Posted: November 28, 2023

Part Time Position - Minimum 8 hours per week


Our New Culture Statement!

At Palatine Library District, we know that when you visit the Library, you are looking for more than just books, movies, and programs, but also for a good experience while you are here. Part of creating that exceptional experience is building and maintaining a strong organizational culture. A culture statement helps define how we will do the work of serving our community and be cohesive as we move forward. Our staff has worked hard at developing a culture statement that we are pleased to share with you. 

We are committed to providing exceptional service to each other and our visitors. We are supportive and use empathy and kindness in our communication.

We are a safe, welcoming space for all that encourages growth and connection. We strive to listen and respond to our community's needs. We celebrate differences, include everyone, and work to remove barriers.

We are empowered to serve each other and our members using creative, innovative, and adaptable strategies. We encourage reasonable experimentation to find solutions and expand possibilities.

We learn at the Library every single day. We develop colleagues and empower members. Exploring together builds connections with our community and each other. 

We accomplish more by working together. By collaborating, we build trust and a deeper understanding as individuals and teams to achieve our goals.