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About Our Library

General Information

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Mission Statement
The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is a service institution that seeks to inform, educate, entertain and culturally enrich the community.

Serving Our Community
MUTPL strives to serve the populations of Monticello, Union, and Jackson Townships and has done so for over a century. The totaled population of these areas is approximately 11,000 people. In the summer months our population swells by thousands with those visiting the lake area.

Staff and Departments

The Library Departments and Staff
Library Director:  Candace Wells

Our library has three major departments that make up the organization.
  • Circulation Department
    • Manager: Scott Miller
    • The circulation department handles everything dealing with library cards, loaning materials, fines, fees, charges, renewals, and holds on material.
  • Adult Services Department
    • Manager: Candace Wells
    • The Adult department manages the libraries print and non-print adult collections. This department also handles all interlibrary loan, homebound delivery, processing, suggestions for materials, and plans the adult and senior programs.
  • Youth Services Department
    • Manager: Tammy Criminger
    • The Youth Services department maintains the children and teen collections, both print and non-print. This department organizes children and teen programs.


The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is committed to equal opportunity employment. Applicants are sought from all qualified people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, Veteran status, national origin, or ancestry.

Whether you are interested in current or future openings, you are invited to fill out an application for employment. Applications are available at the check-out/Circulation desks and will be kept on file for one year.

pdf Click here to open and print out an application.

Adult Services Manager
Full-time,  $17.25 Salaried/Exempt
40 hrs/week, evenings and some Saturdays 

The Monticello-Union Township Public Library has an opening for a full time Adult Services Manager. This position is part of the management team which works directly with the Director.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to plan, coordinate, and provide programming for adults throughout the year. They will need to have leadership skills to build connections and partnerships within the community.  This position is required to have or be able to obtain a Librarian Certificate 5 from the State of Indiana, which includes 9 hours of college level Library Science credit. A Masters of Library Science is preferred, but a combination of education and experience will be considered.


  • Planning and implementing programming for adults
  • Working as a team in planning library services
  • Creating and continuing connections with community organizations
  • Provide outreach services for homebound patrons
  • Assume responsibility for collection management and development
  • Select and supervise processing and cataloging of all adult materials and supplies
  • Supervise the continuous weeding and inventory of all adult materials
  • Create and maintain the monthly budget
  • Embody professional, helpful customer service attitude

Starting wage is $17.25, negotiable with experience, flexible schedule - 40 hours/week, plus benefits.

For the full job description, click here.   Please send your resume, filled out job application and 3 professional references to Candace Wells, Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

***Only those who fill out the application and send a resume will be looked at for consideration. The position is open till filled.

Library Circulation Clerk
Part-time, days, $10.00 per hour
21 hrs/week, rotating schedule, some Saturdays 

Must have a high school diploma/GED, basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be willing to learn new technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform circulation desk duties, including, but not limited to, checking materials in and out, shelving materials, processing holds, and registering patrons for library cards
Answer patron reference, procedural and directional questions accurately either in person or on the telephone
Assist and instruct patrons in use of library services
Answer and direct telephone calls
Demonstrate exemplary customer service skills
Assist patrons with computer questions, especially with Microsoft Office programs

For a full job description, please download a copy here. All applicants must fill out the Library's application form. Please drop off application in person or mail it to the Monticello-Union Township Public Library or call Scott Miller at 574-583-2665 ext 3304 for any questions.



Friends of the Library

Our friends of the library group supports our library programs through book sales and love of the library. Many of the adult and children programs are sponsored by the friends.

Inquire about becoming more involved or joining the Friends of the Library. Get interested, get involved! 


MUTPL is always looking for interested individuals who are willing to devote a bit of time to helping out at the library. Volunteers are an irreplaceable asset to MUTPL. They help us with anything from putting away books and shelf reading to helping our at programs.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Monticello Public Library inquire at the circulation desk or call (574) 583-2665 to speak with Scott Miller, our volunteer coordinator and Circulation Manager.

Giving to the Library

To keep pace with the community's needs over the coming years, the library must provide services, resources, education, and opportunities for cultural enrichment. The library has created an Endowment Fund in an effort to look towards and support the future of Monticello.

In supporting our library through the endowment, you support our mission to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the community.

Endowment Fund

The Board of Trustees of the Monticello Union Township Public Library has established an Endowment Plan to enhance library services and provide cultural activities to the growing population of Monticello and White County. Our library budget lost over $70,000 per year when the building bond issue was paid of. We may also lose a significant amount of money due to the new property tax cap.

Our meeting rooms are heavily used and the community may wish to add a theatre, art studio, music practice room, and more library space. To plan ahead for these services and to have the funds to operate an expanded facility, the Trustees have approved an Endowment Fund goal of $8,000,000 divided into four project areas. The interest would be used to supplement the tax supported budget and enhance library services, not to replace or lower tax support.

If you would like more information about the endowment or how to become involved please contact the library director at (574) 583-2665.
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