The library is open for in person visits on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11 AM - 7 PM. Curbside service is available during all of our regular hours - see "Hours of Operation" below.

Jobs @ the Library

Thank you for your interest in working at the Allendale Township Library!

We are currently accepting applications for the following position.


Circulation Assistant


Allendale Charter Township is hiring a part-time Circulation Assistant for their Allendale, MI library to work between 12 and 20 hours per week. This position will report to the Library Director will support the patrons of the library through excellent customer service at the Circulation Desk as well as other administrative and technical tasks. Some flexibility in hours is required to accommodate programming and to work the various shifts (morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend). This position does not offer health benefits; however, it offers paid time off, holiday pay, and a retirement plan option. The wage for this position starts at $11.97 per hour and is in Grade A2.

Please apply using the following website:


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Projects a positive and pleasant attitude to the public and cooperates and maintains an effective relationship with other staff members as part of a team

  2. Checks library materials in and out at the circulation desk and collects fines using an automated circulation system

  3. Replaces books, magazines and other library holdings on shelves as needed

  4. Performs routine library computer functions

  5. Operates a variety of standard office and library equipment and assists patrons in using such equipment

  6. Inspects library materials and performs routine book maintenance and processing

  7. Answers telephones, provides routine information or refers and transfers calls, and handles complaints in a friendly and professional manner

  8. Carries out interlibrary loan procedures for incoming and outgoing library materials

  9. Supervises patron registration and maintains records of library patrons

  10. Assists in assuring accurate library shelving by shelf-reading and reshelving of materials, as needed

  11. Supervises patron internet use

  12. Stays informed on library services, materials, and programming

  13. Adheres to library policies and procedures

  14. Performs related work as required


Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  1. Some knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices preferred

  2. Working knowledge of administrative practices

  3. Ability to read and write in English

  4. Ability to use a computer and learn programs specific to the position

  5. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions

  6. Attention to detail

  7. Maintain effective working relationships with Library Director and colleagues


Education Requirements:

  1. A high school diploma or GED required

  2. Some college or college degree preferred


Additional Information:

Allendale Charter Township is an “at-will,” equal opportunity employer. If a job offer is made,

employment may be contingent upon the successful completion and passage of a medical

examination and other appropriate background checks, which may include providing body

substance (blood, urine and/or hair) samples. We consider applicants for all positions without

regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic

information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal