Library Aide

Time Commitment

2-4 hours, weekly, minimum 6 month commitment


To serve customer needs at the circulation desk, and assist staff with circulation duties.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Chance to meet new people
  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Share your talents
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Enhance your resume
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Process check-ins, check-outs, and renewals
  • Issue new library cards
  • Answer and transfer telephone calls
  • Prepare items for shelving
  • Collect fines and fees
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Must be dependable
  • Ability to learn and use automation software
  • Must have your own transportation to and from the library
  • Must be at least 14 years of age
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work well with the public and co-workers
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Shelving knowledge (Dewey) is a plus