Library Assistant

Job Description

Library Assistants aid librarians in the management and operation of a library. Their primary duties include helping customers locate books, checking books in and out at the front desk and shelving books according to their categorisation.

Careers Ladder


Get started in the industry by completing a VET level qualification such as a Certificate IV in Library and Information Services or a Diploma of Library and Information Services, which will prepare you to work as a Library Technician or Library Assistant.


  • Accurate
  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Detail Orientated
  • Friendly
  • Interpersonal
  • Organised
  • Resourceful
  • Technological

Key Skills

  • Assistance
  • Research
  • Computer Literacy
  • Accounts
  • Cataloguing
  • Customer Service

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;