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Library JobsThe Dayton Metro Library is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work force.

We recruit and hire the most qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

For information on what positions are currently available, visit current employment opportunities.

Letters of applications and resumes may be emailed to cchibis@daytonmetrolibrary.org or can be sent to the Main Library at:

Attn: Cindi Chibis, Human Resources Manager
Dayton Metro Library
215 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

You may also apply in person at the Community Relations Department at the Main Library or any branch library location during standard business hours or you may fax your resume to (937) 496-4302.

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Library Aide

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Library as we grow, renovate and build!


Dayton Metro Library is now accepting applications/resumes for the entry level position of part-time Library Aide.   

Job Duties:  Shelve books and other library materials.  Shelf read and shift assigned areas of the collection.  Assist patrons with basic computer use, direct patrons to simple shelf locations, and refer reference requests to Information Services Librarian/Assistant.  Assist with program production.  Process library materials for check-out, book sale, and storage as instructed.  Assist in maintaining an orderly appearance of public areas.

Job Qualifications: Less than high school education or up to one month related experience or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Ability to quickly and accurately put items in numerical and alphabetical order required.  Prior experience with standard office equipment and general knowledge of PC equipment and software preferred.

Compensation:  $8.30 per hour.

Application Process: Send resume to cchibis@daytonmetrolibrary.org, or apply at any Library location during regular business hours.

General Information: Opportunities may be available at multiple Library locations throughout Montgomery County.  Working hours will vary dependent upon branch/department needs.  Job duties for Library Aides working in non-public service departments will vary from those listed above.

Substitute Patron Services Assistant

Need flexible hours for your busy life? This may be the position you’ve been looking for!


Dayton Metro Library is now accepting applications/resumes for the position of Substitute Patron Services Assistant.

Job Duties: Provide courteous, welcoming and prompt circulation services to all patrons.  Charge, discharge and reserve library materials.  Enter circulation data into computer.  Assist patrons at self-check stations.  Compute and collect fines, register and issue library cards, register voters and golden buckeye participants.  Answer phone and respond to patron inquiries.  Assist patrons in finding and selecting library materials, and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials.   Process book drop returns, sort delivery and mail, route materials, search for patron holds and missing items, and process unclaimed requests.  Assist with opening and closing duties. Perform miscellaneous clerical duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of circulation policies and procedures preferred.  Ability to frequently use computer equipment, cash register and standard office equipment.  Ability to process patron fines and calculate change.  General knowledge of PC equipment, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials required.  

Compensation:  $9.79 per hour.

Application Process: Send resume to cchibis@daytonmetrolibrary.org, or apply at any Library location during regular business hours.

General Information: Substitutes Patron Services Assistants are scheduled on an as-needed bases to cover short-term vacancies and absences.  Opportunities may be available at multiple Library locations throughout Montgomery County.  Working hours will vary dependent upon branch/department needs.  Job duties for Substitutes working in other non-public service departments will vary from those listed above.

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