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Each job posting on this site is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for its respective position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements. Only applications for currently-posted openings will be reviewed.

Current Postings

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Adult Librarian (part time) Under the management of the Information Services Department Head, the Librarian is responsible for providing reference, readers’ advisory, roving, programming, and collection development services to the public. The nature of the work requires daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Individuals employed as part time Librarians are paid bi-weekly and are classified as non-exempt from overtime under FLSA guidelines.
Page I Under the supervision of the Circulation Services Department Head, the Page is responsible for accurate and efficient check in, re-shelving, and retrieval of library materials. The Page may assist other staff to perform clerical duties associated with managing the hold shelf and processing circulation notices and assisting library patrons as necessary. Due to the varied responsibilities, this position is differentiated by grade, based on job functions. This position is classified as a regular part-time position and is non-exempt from overtime. The nature of the work requires evening and weekend hours.


Friends of the Library

Our Friends participate in fundraising and assisting with the special library events they sponsor (Patron Celebration Day, book and author luncheons, etc.)

Book Crew Group

Book Crew Volunteers work two-hour shifts in the Secondhand Prose Used Bookshop, located next to the Internet Lab, by the magazines.

Service Volunteers

Our Service Volunteers are a very special group of people who donate their time to help us keep the library running smoothly and efficiently. Their volunteer assignments may range from cutting scrap paper, dusting library shelves or watering plants to shelving, processing library materials or withdrawing items from the database. Library Service Volunteers must be at least (14) years old.

How to Volunteer

When volunteer positions are available, they are posted here. At that time, you can print out a Volunteer Application and return it to the Reception Desk. We do not keep volunteer applications on file, nor do we accept unsolicited applications. Please refer to the CPL Volunteer Program Code of Conduct for details/restrictions. Those in need of immediate community service hours can contact PBJ Outreach or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 313-393-2936.

Like to become a Friend or work in the bookstore? Pick up a Friends brochure or get a volunteer application at Secondhand Prose, call 734-397-0999 and select option #7, or fill out the Interest Form online.

Current Postings

Volunteer Opportunity Essential Duties
Now Accepting Applications for Technical Processing Volunteer

Adult or teen assists Technical Processing staff in a variety of support functions


  • Review music CDs, DVDs and/or BCDs for repair or replacement
  • Tape edges on paperback books
  • Repair binding, torn pages and any other normal wear found on damaged books
  • Replace damaged cases for audio-visual materials
  • Apply RFID tags to new collection acquisitions
  • Remove item records of withdrawn materials from program database


  • Additional projects and repairs as assigned by supervisor


  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Neatness (in printing/writing/cutting etc.)
  • Accuracy
  • Familiar (and comfortable) with personal computing applications
  • Volunteer should be self-motivated and a fast learner, with the ability to work with minimal supervision after training


  • Ability to visually distinguish among various audio-visual items
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to understand spoken instruction and to communicate clearly with supervisor


  • Ability to lift and carry 10-25 lb. boxes if necessary


  • At least one (1) one- or two-hour shift weekly
  • Weekday shifts only (Monday through Friday)
  • Shifts between the hours 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Applications will be accepted (at any public desk) until August 3 at 6:00 PM.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This description is not a contract between the library and the volunteer. The library reserves the right to revise this job description at its discretion.

* Not all Technical Processing volunteers will perform all functions as outlined (above) under Primary Duties & Responsibilities