Shelving and Stock Support Volunteer


We're not taking on new volunteers at the moment, but please take a look at the volunteering roles assisting those affected by coronavirus.

You'll be working alongside library staff to ensure that the library stock is maintained and well presented. 

What will I be doing?

  • Shelving library books and other items
  • Maintain library stock so it looks tidy and attractive. By ensuring that stock is organised into numerical and alphabetical order as well as per genre and format
  • Using reports to identify stock that need to be moved to other libraries
  • Unpacking new stock
  • Keeping library displays of books topped up
  • Creating displays to promote upcoming and seasonal activities and services
  • Maintaining library leaflet racks and noticeboards
  • Photocopying and maintaining paper supplies in photocopiers and printers

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • An interest in books and library services
  • Being able to shelve and display stock accurately according to library shelving sequences
  • Following simple instructions about library stocks and administrative processes
  • Using the library trolley to move stock around as well as being able to carry stock on to the trolley
  • Understand any health and safety issues relating to the role
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Being punctual and reliable

When will I be needed?

You will be working agreed regular shifts which will be organised by the library. If you cant work an agreed shift, advance notice is expected.

Where will I be located?

The role will be available in our Tier 1 and Tier 2 libraries as required by the Library Manager

What will I gain from the role?

  • Meet new people and gain new skills in a library setting
  • An opportunity to learn more about library stocks and services
  • You'll be contributing to your local library service

What support will I be given?

  • Volunteers will be offered the relevant training to ensure that they're able to carry out the role safely and effectively
  • Clear communication of necessary information
  • Guidance will be provided on day to day tasks