Library Assistant

  • Job Reference: LL1909
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2019
  • Recruiter: The London Library
  • Location: Central London
  • Salary: £23,186
  • Sector: Not for Profit/Charities
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 2 years

Job Description

Library Assistant

Two year fixed term contract, 35 hours per week

Salary: £23,186

Job reference: LL/19/09

Founded in 1841, the London Library has become one of the most important literary organisations in the country, seeking to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the nation by providing direct and liberal access to its traditional book-based collections (around one million printed volumes, most on open shelves and borrowable) and now also providing a growing collection of electronic resources.  Past members have ranged from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf and amongst its 6,800 members today are leading writers, scholars and researchers. 

We are looking for a Library Assistant to join our busy Member Services department, who provide lending, enquiry and reference services to members using a range of hard copy and online resources.  The post-holder will assist in the day-to-day provision of effective book issue, renewal, reservation, returns and enquiry services.

Previous library experience and time spent in a customer-facing role is essential, as is a demonstrable interest in the Arts and Humanities.  The post should appeal to those confident in working in a public-facing environment and who have experience of working as part of a team.  A real commitment to providing a consistently excellent standard of service to members, even under pressure, is essential.  Ideal candidates will have strong inter-personal, communication and IT skills (MS Office, email, internet).

How to apply

For a full job description and candidate pack, please go to

To apply, please download the application form from our website at the link above, complete all three sections and e-mail them to by the closing date.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 15 December 2019

Interviews: w/c 6 January 2020