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$1,118 per week


Library Assistants issue, receive and shelve library items and maintain associated records.


  • issuing library items to borrowers and recording identification data and due dates
  • sorting and shelving returned items
  • locating and retrieving items on request
  • maintaining records and index systems
  • receiving overdue items, issuing overdue notices, and receiving fines
  • inspecting returned items for damage and making minor repairs
  • assisting with the preparation of displays and promotional activities
  • may prepare catalogued items for shelving.

To become a Library Assistant

  • You can work as a Library Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in library and information services may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate III in Library and Information Services

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    SkillFinder is a project funded by the Australian Government, through the Digital Skills Platform Program.

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