All applicants must fill out our Employment Application.

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

Job Title
Building Monitor


Under the management of the Business Services Department Head, the Building Monitor is responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment for patrons and staff; enforcing library rules and policies in the library building and on library property. The nature of the work requires evening and weekend hours. This position is classified as a regular part-time position and is non-exempt from overtime under FLSA guidelines.



  • Monitors all areas of the library building and grounds for security and potential safety issues and/or damage. Recommends effective safety...


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.

Tween Service Corps offers volunteer opportunities for kids ages 10 to 13 years old. Volunteer opportunities are available from September to May. Please fill out our online form to be added to our email contact list.

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 Check Out 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, Open Door Food Ministry, 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

There are currently no open volunteer postings at Canton Public Library.