Library Clerk

Library Assistant

Minimum 10th with a certificate in Library Science

Not required

The tasks a Library Clerk is expected to perform include:

Compiling records, sorting and shelving books

Issuing and receiving library materials, such as books, periodicals, films, newspapers, etc.

Recording data and due dates on cards by hand, or via a stamping machine to issue books to patrons

Inspecting returned books for damage, verifying the due date, computing and receiving overdue fines

Reviewing records to compile a list of overdue books and issuing notices to borrowers

Sorting books, publications and other items according to the classification code and returning them to shelves, files or other designated storage areas

Locating books and publications for patrons

Issuing the borrower's identification card according to established procedures

Filing cards in catalogue drawers according to the prescribed system

Repairing books using mending tape, paste and a brush

Answering inquiries of a non-professional nature on the telephone or in person and referring persons requiring professional assistance to the Librarian

Typing material cards, issuing cards and duty schedules

Ability to keep a constant vigilance on the library

Skilled in operating a computer and printing reports and records

Ability to periodically check for damaged books and repair them

Knowledge of placing books on the shelves according to their category/genre

Skilled in issuing library cards and issuing books against those cards

Knowledge of the regulations of the library regarding fine collection, due dates, etc.

Not applicable







It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Libraries usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from library to library

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL), Both Legs (BL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as eye stress, joint pain, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 20,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The higher education system in India has witnessed remarkable growth in the past few years. India is definitely ahead of other developed countries in the field of education and training. The number of institutes offering higher education is much higher in India when compared to China and the US. All this has also led to a rise in the number of libraries being opened around the country. Universities and colleges in India have big libraries these days. Even schools all around the country are building and maintaining big libraries. The Government of India also supports the cause of increasing the number of learning centres and thus, many state-of-the-art public libraries are being opened. All this has opened up many career opportunities for a Library Clerk and related staff.

Public and private libraries

Private and government schools/colleges

Cities and towns across India