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Library Assistant job description

A Library Assistant is a professional who oversees the daily management of a library.


Use this Library Assistant job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.


Library Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Helping patrons locate books
  • Aiding guests in finding material online
  • Checking books in and out at the front desk

Job brief

We are looking for a Library Assistant to join our team and support the daily operations of our library.

Library Assistant responsibilities include helping patrons check out books, find available books and ensure that all books are organized throughout the day.

Ultimately, you will work directly with guests to locate books and keep all materials organized throughout the library.


  • Sort and shelve books according to their categorization
  • Register new patrons and maintain and update their profiles
  • Maintain records of books taken out and books brought back
  • Catalog new arrivals
  • Assist guests with internet access and ensure their technical needs are met
  • Organize the repair of damaged books
  • Inspect the condition of books before and after check-out to ascertain any damage on behalf of the customer
  • Manage inquiries over the counter and via email or telephone

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Library Assistant or similar role
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving ability
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Library Assistant

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