Circulation Aide

Time Commitment

2-4 hours, weekly


The circulation aide is responsible for performing various tasks in support of the library's circulation function.

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

  • Sorts, files, and shelves materials according to classification system
  • Shelves reading and general pick-up
  • Locates materials on hold and trace lists
  • Assists in the emptying of the bookdrop
  • Prepares materials for delivery, and unpacks delivery
  • Helps with interlibrary loan
  • Assists with preparation of materials for handouts: stamping, folding, and sorting
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Ability to interact with the public and library staff effectively
  • Ability to work independently in carryng out assignments to completion
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, learn assigned tasks readily and complete work in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to work well with others in a public setting
  • Prefer some knowledge of filing alphabetically and numerically
  • Good communication skills