How to become a Library Assistant

Library assistants maintain, sort, issue and receive library items such as books, magazines, tapes, films and associated records.

Personal requirements of a Library Assistant

  • aptitude for working with computers
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good organisational skills
  • good communication skills
  • able to work under pressure
  • good customer service skills.

Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 3.1%

NSW 21.5%

NT 0.8%

QLD 28.5%

SA 10.4%

TAS 5.3%

VIC 22%

WA 8.4%

Hours worked:



above average

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 14.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 34%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 51.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 26.7%

Above 35 years: 79.6%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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