Community Library Volunteer

Community libraries are run by volunteers. You'll be providing a frontline service to library customers as part of a team of volunteers.

What will I be doing?

  • Dealing with customer enquiries, including helping customers to find or reserve books.
  • Using the library catalogue to help with book enquiries and to sign up new library members.
  • Supporting customers to use the self-service equipment such as kiosks, PCs and Library Link.
  • Putting returned stock back on the shelves and keeping the library tidy.
  • Helping with opening and closing up the library.

What skills or experience do I need?

  • An interest in books and using library IT.
  • Discretion and sensitivity to customers’ needs.
  • Good social and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work safely and reliably in a team.

How much time do I need to give?

  • Times to be agreed with your local community library volunteer co-ordinator.
  • Shifts are timetabled according to the library opening hours.

How do I find out more?

For a quick chat to find out more before you apply, please email: