Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment at the library to fill out an employment application and return it to the library.  Completed applications are kept on file for 90 days.  If in that time a position opens for which an applicant is qualified, the library may be in contact.

Our Process: 

  • Kent Free Library does not offer internships or seasonal, summer, or temporary positions.
  • The timeline for each recruitment varies. If a position is listed below, we are still considering candidates.
  • We regret that we cannot personally respond to everyone who applies for a job.
  • If you experience technical difficulties or require reasonable accommodation, please email [email protected].

The following position is available as of 7/22/2024: 

Position:  Borrower Services Assistant (part-time, up to 24 hours per week, flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends)  

Summary: The library is seeking an outgoing, friendly, cooperative, reliable, and dedicated Borrower Services Assistant to join our team at the check-out desk and drive-thru window.  The Borrower Services Assistant performs a variety of customer service and circulation tasks including assisting library users with their accounts, handling all transactions related to the borrowing of library materials, and performing day-to-day circulation tasks.  Assistants must be available to work a combination of day and evening shifts as well as a regular weekend rotation. This position reports to the Borrower Services Manager and works with a team of seven other assistants.  

Position Description: Duties include welcoming library users to the building, front-line customer service at the check-out desk, checking in and out library materials, sorting and shelving materials, accepting and recording fines paid, preparing materials for the hold shelf, processing ILL delivery, creating library cards for new users, and maintaining general knowledge of library services and programs to respond to information requests from the public.  The successful candidate will be able to deliver excellent and courteous customer service efficiently to all library users while following and enforcing library policies and procedures. Assistants are expected to act professionally in all interactions with customers, the public, and coworkers. In addition, the successful candidate must positively represent the library to the community and demonstrate a positive outlook while performing job duties.  

Qualifications:  High school diploma and the ability to provide excellent customer service both in person and on the telephone; communicate effectively; handle personal information with discretion; work quickly and efficiently; pay attention to details; operate the circulation software SirsiDynix Symphony and other basic computer programs; operate a cash register and handle money responsibly; read labels, sort and shelve materials, adhere to established procedures and policies, and perform job responsibilities with accuracy.  In addition, the successful candidate must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, bend, stoop, reach, stretch, push, pull, and stand for extended periods. 

Salary: Starting at $13.50 per hour

To Apply:  Please submit a job application, available at www.kentfreelibrary.org or the library’s Information Desk, along with a letter of interest noting the title of the position for which you are applying.  

Kent Free Library

312 W. Main Street

Kent, OH  44240

No phone calls please.