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South Brunswick Public Library

Library Assistant/Borrower Services Department/PT

13.5/21(on alternate weeks) hr/week position


The South Brunswick Public Library is seeking a personable, upbeat, customer-service oriented library assistant to serve its diverse clientele.  The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and a team-player.


Primary Job Responsibilities:


  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Checks in/out library materials on automated computer system. Renews material in person and over the phone.
  • Issues library cards to patrons and provides basic information regarding the library’s policies and procedures.
  • Troubleshoots customer problems, referring patrons to supervisor or other departments when necessary.
  • Assist with shelving and packaging system holds.
  • Assist with the on-shelf holds lists on an as needed basis.


Required Knowledge and Abilities:

Ability to

  • Speak, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • Provide friendly, high quality service to library customers.
  • Maintain effective working relationship with both the public and colleagues.
  • Perform basic math functions, including working with the cash register to give change.
  • Learn the library’s automated circulation system, policies, and procedures.
  • Bend, reach and lift up to 25 lbs to perform the physical tasks at the Borrower Services Desk, including but not limited to emptying bins, packaging books, handling donations. Must also be able to push a cart full of library material.
  • Adapt to changing computer technology.
  • Work a flexible schedule. This positon will include at least one weekend day (Saturday), every other week, Tuesday night and some day hours.



  • High school graduate minimum, college work completed preferred.
  • Library background or related customer service preferred.
  • Basic computer literacy, including email, search engines, basic window functions.
  • Strong keyboarding/typing skills.


Please submit job application print out from here, resume and cover letter to

Diane Hurley

Borrower Services Department

South Brunswick Library

110 Kingston Lane

Monmouth Junction, NJ  08852


Or email to dhurley@sbpl.info with attachment of resume, cover letter and job application.

Starting salary is $14.93 per hour (2016)

Deadline for submission is Friday, October 14, 2016


You may download an application from here at  Application-Employment. Applications can also be picked up at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852. 

South Brunswick and the South Brunswick Public Library are Equal Opportunity Employers.