Why consider a career at the library?

People with varying levels of education and a wide variety of interests work in libraries, serving their communities.  Librarians and library workers help people find information and use it effectively for personal and professional purposes. TCPL staff members have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must be on the cutting edge of technology trends in order to serve their customers.

Join around 100 staff, including 20 MLS Librarians, in providing excellent library services to the 140,000 residents in Tippecanoe County, Indiana under an ambitious strategic plan.

Our facilities include a 49,000 square foot main library, two 14,000 square foot neighborhood branches, and a mobile library service visiting 40 locations biweekly. We have over 300,000 books, videos, and downloadable materials. Our system-wide circulation is $1.3 million and our materials budget is $1 million.

Located in a university community in west-central Indiana, Lafayette offers many cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities. Lafayette is located an hour’s drive from Indianapolis and 2.5 hours away from Chicago http://www.homeofpurdue.com/.

Click here to complete an application on-line or to download and print out the application form.

In addition to these pages, current job openings are posted on bulletin boards in the lobby areas of our libraries. Whether you are interested in current or future openings, you are invited to fill out an application for employment. These are available at the check-out/Circulation desks and will be kept on file for one year.  All applications for current openings should be submitted to the Contact Person listed with the opening below. General applications for future openings may be sent to:

Job Applications
Administration Office
Tippecanoe County Public Library
627 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901-1470

Thank you for your interest in library service. If you do not find a TCPL job opportunity that currently reflects your abilities and interests, please visit these pages again. The TCPL library system includes three facilities, a mobile library and a variety of ever-changing opportunities.

Current Openings

Branch Manager, Full Time
Library Shelver, Part Time
Assistant County Librarian

The Tippecanoe County Public Library is committed to equal opportunity employment. Applicants are sought from all qualified people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, Veteran status, national origin, or ancestry.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, there are opportunities available. Visit any Information Desk to learn more about volunteering.