Library Circulation Clerk

Valley Cottage Library - Valley Cottage, NY



15 hours/week – days, evenings and weekends

(Final schedule begins after training is completed.)

The Valley Cottage Library is seeking TWO dependable and friendly people to join our busy Circulation department. The final work schedule after training is completed will include day, evening and weekend shifts.

Clerk 1 Clerk 2

Mondays 9:30-2 Mondays 2-5

Tuesdays 5-9 Wednesdays 9:30-2

Wednesdays 2-5 Thursdays 4:30-9

Fridays 10-1:30 Fridays 1:30-5

1st Saturday 10-5 (Even Months) 1st Saturday 10-5 (Odd Months)

1st Sunday 12-4 1st Sunday 12-4


These positions include Circulation Desk duties: checking in and out library materials, issuing library cards, collecting fines/fees, assisting patrons in maintaining their library records in accordance with the procedures and policies of the library, opening and/or closing the library on assigned days, as well as a variety of general clerical duties.


These positions require strong computer skills, including the ability to prepare Word documents, print and send emails. Other requirements include: strong customer service skills, the ability to juggle multiple demands, the ability to express ideas clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing, to be attentive to detail and to interact tactfully and courteously with patrons and staff. The candidate should be able to do physical work such as, standing, bending and lifting (up to 30 lbs).


Three years of office or library experience is required, a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Familiarity with Symphony library software a plus.

Valley Cottage Library is an equal opportunity employer.

A completed employment application is required and can be obtained on our website: Please also indicate desired position: CLERK #1 or CLERK #2.

Deadline for submission is May 28th. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Starting hourly wage will be dependent upon experience.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Computer Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • 10-19

Overtime often available:

  • No