Become a Library Assistant

Have you ever thought of joining us as a Library Assistant?

It’s sometimes difficult to always have enough librarians on the front desk and elsewhere helping people to get the best experience from using the library. You’d be joining a great team of people without whom the library would simply shut down!

There’d be on-the-job training in how to check books in and out of course, and for the other services that we provide to all our users. On average our Library Assistants give up their free time for one three-hour session once a fortnight, so it wouldn’t necessarily be a big disruption in your schedule.

If you’re interested you could fill in a paper form available next to the front desk or, better still, fill in the online form below and then come in for a chat about it.

Volunteer Application Form

Note: if you are under 18 or still at school this is the wrong form. Please scroll down the page to find the "under 18's" form

Separate name and number by a space.

About You

Let us know a little bit about you. These questions will help us place you in the most suited position at the Library.

e.g. paid work, voluntary work etc.
e.g. gain skills for future employment, build confidence, meet people etc.
e.g. health, disability, caring responsibilities?

Please indicate which of the above roles you are interested in, and give a little information as to why it interests you.


Let us know when you may be available to volunteer.

Character References

Please supply the details of two people that can provide a character reference for you. This can be a manager or colleague from your last place of work, or just a friend or neighbour who knows you well.

Person 1

Person 2