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Our Mission
The mission of Monroe County Public Library is to enrich lives and strengthen our community by providing equitable access to information and opportunities to read, learn, discover, and create.

Our Vision
An educated, engaged, curious, and creative Monroe County, with the library at its center.

About Monroe County Public Library

MCPL is an open, welcoming community for patrons and employees and our busy public library enjoys strong support in a community that values education, arts, expression, and civic engagement. We are proud of our highly talented staff and are committed to encouraging their growth and learning.

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of South Central Indiana, Monroe County Public Library serves 137,000 Monroe County residents. Our staff of 170 offers personalized services at our main library in Bloomington, our branch in Ellettsville, and our Bookmobile.

We are known for enriching the lives of our community by integrating our values of accessibility, freedom of expression, inclusiveness, integrity, lifelong learning, respect, and service into everything we do – from our daily customer interactions to implementing our strategic plan.

We are dedicated to initiating new embedded community connections. We create "third place" locations by going into the community, listening, and developing library services and support wherever it is needed.

We offer traditional collections, digital resources, outstanding programming and spaces for all ages, and a spectacular teen space and digital creativity center including video and audio production studios. We have an award-winning literacy program and a five-channel community access television network (CATS).

If you would like to become a member of this dynamic and strong team, please take a look at our current job openings and see if there is a place for you.

About Bloomington, Indiana

Home of Indiana University (IU), we thrive in a creative community that includes events such as the internationally acclaimed Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and the annual 4th Street Festival of Arts fair.

We have a growing population and a thriving business environment. Residents are dedicated to our unique "college town" vibe while having access to many amenities available in larger cities. Bloomington holds a significant interest in the Life Sciences. Some of our larger employers include Cook Medical, Cook Pharmica, Indiana University, Indiana University Health Bloomington, and Baxter Pharmaceuticals.

Residing in a four-season climate, visitors and residents have access to three state parks and Indiana’s largest reservoir – each within a 30 minute drive. The Deam Wilderness Area and the Hoosier National Forest properties are also nearby.

For those who enjoy active life while living in the heart of town, Bloomington’s B-Line Trail offers 3.1 miles of a paved trail that runs through the city and accommodates, walkers, runners and bikers.  In 2014 Bloomington was named a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM by the League of American Bicyclists.

You can learn more about Bloomington at Visit Bloomington.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.