You actually have paid employees? Aren’t you all volunteers?

The Library needs volunteers and uses hundreds of hours every month for special projects, data entry, help with programs and children’s activities, delivery of books to the homebound, shelving materials and more.

Apart from our volunteers, the Library is operated by staff. There are nearly 100 employees under the direction of professional librarians (who hold at least one master’s degree). Work is done in the building seven days a week, sometimes from six AM until midnight. Five service points are staffed (Administration, Children's, Circulation, Information, and Reference). We answer questions, run programs, check-out and re-shelve material, and maintain a facility used daily by over a thousand people.