Part-Time Library Assistant - £14.03ph Plus Holiday Pay – London

  • Job Reference: 00000564-1
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Gray & Associates
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £14.03
  • Sector: Higher Education & Charity
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Contact: Amani Choudhury
  • Email:

Job Description

Part-Time Library Assistant - £14.03ph Plus Holiday Pay – London


Duration: 5 months




Customer Enquiries & Learning Support

  • Communicate with library customers from the Library Desk & Help Point in person, by telephone, email, post and social media.
  • Deal with a wide range of customer enquiries relating to using library services.
  • Assist and provide basic guidance on a wide range of library resources including electronic journals, e-books and databases.
  • Register new customers on the library database and relevant access systems.
  • Advise visitors on membership options and make aware of facilities available to them at other institutions.
  • Participate in feedback collection from library users to inform service reviews and development and make suggestions to ensure continuous service improvement.
  • Provide tours and 1:1 support for new students, staff and visitors during inductions, open days and other special events.


Circulation Support & Administration

  • Facilitate the use of self-service borrowing and returning facilities, and resolve issues with library user records, explaining complex procedures and dealing with enquiries relating to circulation policies and procedures.
  • Cash handling including taking payments via cash and card for library fines and membership fees and carrying out daily banking procedures.
  • Deal with queries regarding requests, reservations, inter-library loans, Stores and Special Collections.
  • Receiving and processing new items, programming RFID tags and moving items into different locations and collections.
  • Assist Subject Liaison Librarians with withdrawing books, periodicals etc. or other related projects as and when required.
  • Make basic repairs to damaged items.
  • Deal with missing, lost and long overdue items and ensuring items are out of circulation for as short a time as possible.


Technology Support

  • Assist with the maintenance, trouble-shooting and problem solving of library technology.
  • Basic IT troubleshooting for common problems.
  • Register library visitors for Wi-Fi.
  • Assist library users in photocopying, scanning and printing.


Managing the Learning Environments

  • Identify customers in need of assistance and offering help at the point of contact.
  • Roving in the Libraries and library-managed learning spaces to ensure that users are adhering to Library Regulations, identifying users in need and giving directional support.
  • Ensure that library-managed learning spaces are maintained to a high standard.
  • Collect data on the number of people in the library when necessary, and other data about library usage.



  • Experience of dealing with the public and providing excellent customer service.
  • Experience of working in a library/information environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent IT skills including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent numeracy required for dealing with refunds, internal financial transfers, Excel data etc.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team.



Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.