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About Us

Looking to work at a place you love while making a difference? Join our fun, friendly organization dedicated to serving Monroe County!

Our Library strives to strengthen our community and enrich lives by providing equitable and impartial access to information and opportunities to read, learn, connect, and create. Our vision is of a knowledgeable, inclusive, diverse, and engaged community empowered by the Library.

Our locations include the Downtown Library in Bloomington, a branch in Ellettsville, and a newly opened branch on Bloomington's south side, alongside extensive outreach services.



Interested in joining our team? Please review our current job openings.

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We place great value in providing professional work experiences through internships. The Library's internships requirements are as follows:

  • Unpaid
  • Applicants must currently be enrolled in classes with an academic institution and be in good standing
  • Applicants must be tied to an academic institution with an internship requirement and/or the internship is related to career goals/course of study
  • Paid employees of MCPL may not hold internships with MCPL while employed at the Library
  • Interviews are conducted for internship candidates
  • Background checks are conducted for accepted interns age 18 and older
  • Deadlines for filling out the MCPL Internship Inquiry form* are as follows:
    • Fall semester internships: June 15
    • Spring semester internships: October 15
    • Summer semester internships: February 15

Internship opportunities fill quickly, so getting in touch as soon as possible is recommended. To apply for an internship, please fill out the MCPL Internship Inquiry form*. Questions? Please contact the Administration Assistant Manager Loraine Martin at lmartin [at] mcpl.info or 812-349-3060. If you are interested in volunteering for the Library, please visit volunteer.mcpl.info for current opportunities.

*Note: If you are having trouble accessing the form, it is likely because you are using an academic institution's domain where data loss prevention is enabled. Currently, users on domains with data loss prevention enabled are not permitted to respond to external forms with file upload questions. We recommend you use a different email account.


Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to being an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that we accord all qualified persons an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status or condition protected by federal, state, or local law.



We believe our employees are the heart of the Library and the impact we have on our community. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and have taken care to ensure that the benefits are affordable and impactful to our employees and their families. This includes holidays and paid time away, insurance benefits, retirement savings, and additional benefits such as subsidized parking, bus passes, bike parking, an employee assistance program, and more. Review our full employee benefits information.


Strategic Plan and Accomplishments

Our community is passionate about our Library and sees us as a catalyst for community growth and well-being. Our latest strategic plan has an increased emphasis on enriching our community through equitable and impartial access, as well as inclusiveness, diversity, and supporting respectful discourse. The plan is resilient and will guide us through social, political, technological, and economic changes. Read the 2021–23 strategic direction report (pdf).

Our 2021 Library accomplishment report (pdf) illustrates how we pivoted and creatively served patrons in yet another unprecedented year!


About Monroe County

Located an hour south of Indianapolis, Monroe County offers an eclectic assortment of attractions, special events, dining establishments, stores, highly-ranked schools, outdoor activities, natural wonders, and more. Living here means you get to enjoy the thriving culture, tight-knit sense of community, rolling hills, and infectious school spirit of Indiana University, the largest college in the state. IU brings cutting-edge technology, innovative thinking, and an undying thirst for knowledge, discovery, and progress to our community. Monroe County is a truly wonderous destination in the middle of Southern Indiana. Learn more about the area.