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Library Assistant(s), Belmont Public Library (Belmont)

The Belmont Public Library seeks several 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. 

Opportunities exist specifically for nights and weekends, though candidates should share all of their availability in their cover letter. Ideally we will hire 2 new assistants to each work 2 weekends a month (both Saturday and Sunday) in addition to 1 evening per week (preferably Tuesday or Thursday). 

We are also seeking candidates to be call in substitutes 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. 

The starting hourly rate for all of these roles is $17.34 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




$17.34  / hour

Closing Date

Open Until Filled - Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

How to Apply

Resumes, cover letters, and the required Town of Belmont Applications are accepted at The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax to 617-993-2741. Open until filled, applications will be reviewed and acted upon as they are received. Applications can be found on the Town of Belmont Human Resources pages of the Town Website. 


2022-05-13 |  Quick link to this job