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Library Assistants (2), Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library seeks two (2) Part Time Library Assistants. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, renewing materials, collecting and recording fees for lost or damaged items, issuing library cards and entering patron data, answering main desk telephone, retrieving items for paging list (reserve requests), notifying patrons regarding reserved materials availability. Also includes: providing patron assistance and responding to questions and concerns, sorting, distributing and processing materials from other libraries, and sorting and shelving materials. Strong customer service skills required.

Hours for position #1: Thursday evening closing shift (5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Every other Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – (9:00 am to 1:00pm during summer months)
Available for vacation coverage and call in opportunities in both Adult Circulation and Children’s Room

Hours for position #2: Friday afternoon closing shift (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Every other Sunday from 1pm -5pm (between October – May)
Available for vacation coverage and call in opportunities in both Adult Circulation and Children’s Room

In addition to these hours we are seeking candidates with the flexibility to pick up extra hours to cover vacations, sick days, and any other unexpected absences. These shifts may be in the morning, in the evening or on the weekends.

We will also be looking for substitute library assistants who won’t have regular hours, but will be trained and available to cover vacancies.

The starting hourly rate for all of these roles is $17.01 and does not include benefits other than those required by law.


A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required, along with one year of library experience, or any combination of education and other customer service experience.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$17.01  / hour

Closing Date

October 29th 2021, by 5pm

How to Apply

Please send your resume (include which position you are interested in), cover letter, town application to The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax to 671-993-2741 by Friday October 29th 2021


2021-10-13 |  Quick link to this job