Pros: clean bathrooms in the staff break room, books to read, ancestry.com library edition access
Cons: no benefits, bugs, disrespectful coworkers, little hygiene, no sense of security, too much free time, mindless tasks, harassment without action, worker's compensation
Working at the library in Palm Beach County was a 2 year nightmare. The first month there, I was stalked for over a month and though it was obvious the stalker was harassing me, the staff members never took action until the man approached the front desk with a basket of chocolate. Lots of meth users like to come to the library as well to use the computers – more... and hang out in the back of the book shelves. The staff was very careless and disrespectful to the younger staff members. There are roaches and ants crawling EVERYWHERE, including the staff areas. If you are also working on shelves to organize and file, the areas probably haven't been dusted in over a decade; allergy sensitive people BEWARE!
I also tore a ligament in my ankle when I had passed out near one of the book shelves. No one found me and I woke up on my own a half hour later; worker's compensation did not take my claim and my coworkers in my department treated me worse than before the incident.
Point short: weird people come in, mean people work there, the results are not very good. Never work at the main library in PBC. I don't know how the other branches are, but the main branch is absolutely terrible. – less