Summer Saturday Hours

Don’t forget! Starting Saturday, June 1, the Library will be open from 9:00AM – 1:00PM (summer hours). We will resume our 9:00AM – 5:00PM hours starting on Saturday, September 7.

SLP June Events!

Check out all of the fun programs we have at the Library in June! June marks the beginning of our Teen Summer Library Program! Be sure to register at the Reference Desk. Any programs you attend will earn you extra entries into the Grand Prize Drawing! Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate in all programs. Have questions? Call the Reference Desk at (262) 524-3682.

Teen Summer Library Program!

The 2019 Teen Summer Library Program is just around the corner! Official registration begins on Saturday, June 1. Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate. For every 100 pages you read, you can fill out a reading form! Winners are drawn weekly and during our Grand Prize Drawing at the Teen Lock-In! Be sure to check out all of the fun programs we have for teens all summer long!

Employment Oportunity Information Services Librarian I – Part-time Job Share—Limited Term

The Library seeks a highly motivated, technically savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide adult reference, readers’ advisory services, adult programming, and collection development to the community

The person in this position will work part-time in a job share program. The program commitment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of additional year-long terms.

THE POSITION: The Library is looking for a self-motivated, dedicated professional with a welcoming personality who will work at our busy Reference Desk, plan and conduct adult programs and classes, and assist and instruct library patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, e-readers, and technology use.

The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value that a library brings to its community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science; knowledge of information resources available from other libraries, the library system and other sources in the community, county and state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate programs; ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to meet the varying needs of a diverse community; the ability to prioritize a varied workload; and a great customer service attitude. Public library experience desired.

Schedule includes weekdays, evening and weekend hours.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM: This is a rare opportunity to work at an exceptional public library. Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Waukesha Public Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone. The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2019 salary range is $25.27 per hour to a maximum of $34.11 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

In addition to the online application, please attach a résumé and letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director.

Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019

Sunday Hours

Just a reminder! From Sunday, May 5 – Sunday, September 1, the Library will be closed on Sundays. We will resume Sunday hours on September 8.

Employment Opportunity – Full Time – Information Technology Technician II

The Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide tech support to library patrons and staff.

THE POSITION: The Library is looking for a self-motivated and supportive employee to work in the Library’s Technology Department whose duties include:

  • perform complex technical tasks to insure continued operation of all Library computer equipment, including PCs, notebooks, printers, scanners, copiers and other peripheral devices;
  • provide support, maintenance and replacement for all equipment;
  • install, configure and troubleshoot software applications;
  • provide assistance with technology setup and take down for meetings and programming for both internal library use and public events;
  • provide on-site and telephone based technical support for all workstations, terminals and peripheral devices;
  • provide training, support and general supervision on the appropriate use of computer equipment to all library users, as needed; and
  • other duties as assigned.

The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value of a library to its community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree and major coursework in computer operations, and at least 1–3 years of related experience, with some public library experience preferred. See the online application for more details about the position.

Schedule may include evening and weekend hours.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM: This is a rare opportunity to work at an exceptional public library. Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Waukesha Public Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone. The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2019 salary range is $25.27 per hour to a maximum of $34.11 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

In addition to the online application, please attach a letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director.

Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019

Can’t remember your library card number? Set up a username!

Want to place holds or access your account without having to remember your library card number? Now you can! Setting up a username is easy and can be done from the comfort of home.

  • A username may be used to log into your account in place of using your barcode number.
  • Create a username by logging into your account, selecting “My Record,” and then clicking on “Change Logon.”
  • Once you create a username, the system will send you an email confirming the change.
  • Your username can be used interchangeably with your library card number to log into your account.
  • Your username will NOT work for logging into OverDrive or Libby.

Please contact the Reference Desk at 262.524.3682 with any questions.

Sandhill Cranes

The Library has installed a new piece of public art into our permanent collection. Sandhill Cranes by Tom Rauschke is a wooden mobile installed in the north atrium to fill that space with form, color, and movement. Stop in and take a look at this breathtaking piece.

Loan Limits Changed!

Exciting news! Starting today, there are no more loan limits on Library AV items, magazines, or pamphlets. What does that mean? Each Library card can have up to 125 items checked out on it from our collection. If you want to check out 125 DVDs, go ahead! Love CDs? Take home as many as you want! As long as you have 125 items or less checked out on your card, you can take home whatever materials you’d like. The only items that still have loan limits are: Laptops (1), Hotspots (1), Book Group Kits (2) and Launchpads (1). Please check with the Reference or Circulation Desks if you have any questions. The number of holds allowed per card is still 40.