Due to a staffing shortage at the Library we will need to alter our hours of operation.  

Today and Thursday May 19th -- open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday May 20th -- open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday May 21st and Monday May 23rd -- CLOSED

We hope to resume normal hours on Tuesday May 24th. Should anything change we will be sure to send another update. 

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work through this shortage!
Barrington Public Library

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New Employment Postings


Evening Library Desk Clerk


The Barrington Public Library is looking for an organized and enthusiastic person with a love for customer service to join our team as an evening desk clerk. This position requires multi-tasking while paying close attention to detail. This position is 25 hours per week with evenings and some Saturdays required, and the starting pay range is $12.45 per hour (Grade 1). For the full job description please click here


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Helping patrons locate library materials
  • Assisting patrons with digital media
  • Check items in and out, place reserves, and other circulation related duties
  • Registering new patrons
  • Assist with interlibrary loan
  • Shelving materials and shelf reading
  • Registering patrons for library events
  • See above for full job description

Qualifications: Candidates must have a high school diploma or be working towards a high school diploma with suitable working papers. Candidates must have technology and clerical skills with previous work experience in a customer service related position. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system is required and previous library experience is preferred.


Please email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Melissa Huette director@barringtonlibrary.com by May 20, 2022 at 6pm. Late submissions will not be considered.