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How we work

Each library department is committed to providing the best customer service

What do each of the departments at Elkhart Public Library do? Take a look inside our operation.

Technical Services

Even if you’re the first person to check out a new release, Technical Services first had to work its magic. Ordering, cataloging, prep and repair are all done by this hard-working crew to keep the materials you want available for checkout.

Facilities

We couldn’t work for you if our team of trained professionals didn’t keep the lights on, the air circulating, and the places clean.

Young People’s Services

With a commitment to help every child read and succeed, these librarians and assistants offer programs and considerable knowledge for everyone under the age of 18 and their parents.

Computer Services

Our experienced techs can help you with any device, program or app. They also oversee our internal network, make sure the catalog is up to the search, and keep the public computers ready to go.

Circulation and Branches

They’re the friendly faces helping you at check out. Behind the scenes, they also get books on hold ready for pick up, check in and re-shelve returned materials, help with special displays and even help select some of the books to be added to the library’s collection.

Popular Materials

From chart toppers to classics, this department knows a great read … and watch … and listen. In addition to picking the library’s fiction in print, CD, and digital formats, they also choose a wide variety of movies and music for library users to enjoy

Reference

If you have a question, these librarians can provide the answer. From highly technical wiring schemes to the long-lost story for your family tree, you can count on this research to be thorough and accurate.

Marketing and Public Relations

Who else could tell you the story of how cool your library is?

Administration

Last, but not least, the bosses. This team makes the decisions and pays the bills for you to have a safe and vibrant library to visit and access online.