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

The Belmont Public Library seeks (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.  

Current coverage needs are:

Mondays 4-7:30pm or Thursdays 4-7:30pm 

Saturdays 9-3 (twice a month)

The plan is for each hire to work 1 night, and 2 Saturdays a month. There will also be the opportunity to be called in as a substitute 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 open our brand new Library building in the Fall of 2025. At that time, evening shifts will revert to 5pm - 9pm, and Saturday shifts will be 9-5. Sunday shifts of 1-5pm may also be available.

The starting hourly rate for all of these roles is $18.41 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




$18.41  / hour

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

How to Apply

Resumes accepted at The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or or fax to 671-993-2741. Open until filled, applications will be reviewed and acted upon as they are received.  


2024-06-21 |  Quick link to this job