14300 – Library assistants and clerks

Broad Occupation Category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations


4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major Group

14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Sub-major group

143 – Library, correspondence and other clerks

Minor group

1430 – Library, correspondence and other clerks

Library assistants and clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books and provide general library information to users. They also perform clerical functions. Library clerks are employed by libraries or other establishments with library services.

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Example Titles

  • Circulation clerk - library

  • Interlibrary loan clerk

  • Library assistant

  • Library page

  • Periodicals clerk

  • Reference clerk

  • Shelving clerk - library

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Issue and receive library books and other materials

  • Sort and reshelve books and other library materials

  • Perform clerical activities such as manual and electronic filing and record payments received

  • Maintain journal subscriptions

  • Assist library users in accessing library materials and online resources, and in making interlibrary loans.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.