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Job Title: Library Clerk

Job Summary: The Library Clerk is responsible for providing excellent customer service to library patrons, checking materials in and out, shelving books and other materials, and assisting with various library tasks as needed.


  • Check materials in and out using library software
  • Shelve books and other materials in proper order
  • Assist patrons with locating materials and using library resources
  • Answer phones and provide general information about the library
  • Assist with library programs and events
  • Process new materials and prepare them for circulation
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks, such as cleaning and organizing shelves


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects, such as boxes of books

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a library or similar setting
  • Knowledge of library software and systems
  • Experience with event planning and coordination
  • Ability to speak multiple languages

Working Conditions: The Library Clerk will work in a library environment, which may include exposure to dust, mold, and other allergens. The position may require standing, walking, and bending for extended periods of time.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: The Library Clerk will be eligible for benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off, in accordance with the library's policies and procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Library Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Library Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Library Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Library Clerk job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Library Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Library Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 12 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Library Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Library Clerk role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Library Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Library Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 101% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Library Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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