Library Assistant

Position Overview

  • Check books in and out.

  • Re-shelve returned books; shelf-read shelves to keep neat.

  • Accept payments and reconcile cash drawer.

  • Provide pleasant and helpful customer service; answer questions; make referrals.

  •  Perform varied circulation tasks. 

  • Act as initial contact for patrons for most patron needs.

  • Perform building Closing and/or Opening duties.

  • Perform additional clerical tasks as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Demonstrable competence in Customer Service and Telephone Etiquette required.

  • Basic computer familiarity required; must be comfortable learning new software.

  • Library experience preferred.

  • Previous experience with Millennium Automated Library System preferred.

  • Previous experience working evening-closing shift preferred.

  • Flexible availability to fill in where needed preferred.

  • Ability to use stairs to access lower-level bathrooms and community room required; ability to use a stepstool to retrieve books and materials required; ability to retrieve books from low shelves required.

  • Must successfully complete Background Checks (State Police; State Child Abuse; and FBI fingerprint clearances) prior to employment.



To be determined, 2 - 4 weeknight evenings. May also include an occasional Saturday several times per year.



Apply by email. Cover letter and resume to glenolden [at] delcolibraries.org  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Library Board

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If interested please contact glenolden@delcolibraries.org for more information.



We are always looking for a few helping hands!

Areas of assistance include Shelving; Crafts; Gardening; Book Clubs; Fundraising; Chess Club and/or Program Assistance.

Special assignments may be available for individuals under Age 18.

Please fill out the form below and let us know your availability and which tasks you are interested in.

You may complete the form and email it to glenolden [at] delcolibraries.org or print it and bring it in to the Library. Volunteer applications are also available at the Library if you don't have access to a printer or email.

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