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Library Helper

Library Helper
Boroughbridge Area Community Library Association (BACLA)
Description of the role:

You will be joining our friendly Monday team (3 other people) in the library and will become part of our larger body of around 30 volunteers. You will have the opportunity to meet and chat with customers and assist them in borrowing, returning and requesting books; have the satisfaction of shelving and tidying books and finding books that have been requested. Answering varied queries from customers.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

We would welcome the ability to use a computer (on a basic level) - full training will be given. If you enjoy direct contact with the public and gain satisfaction from helping people this role will suit you.

Practical information:

This will be once a week on a Monday for 3 hours 2-5pm. We will provide an application form and training and you will shadow one of our volunteers until you feel confident. You will always work with one or more team members.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Boroughbridge library
17 St James Square
North Yorkshire
YO51 9AR
Last updated: 20.05.2020
Organisation Information

During the coronavirus outbreak, libraries in North Yorkshire are operating a phased reopening from Monday, 6 July.
Free online services are available at including e-books, newspapers and information.
Anyone who needs help to access online services can call 01609 533878.

Boroughbridge Community Library and Resource Centre is a volunteer-run, welcoming library at the heart of the community providing a full range of library services, including computers, for the benefit of everyone. A Home Delivery service is offered to those who are housebound. The library is very child-friendly. Activities such as StoryTime, scrabble, ICT support and a jigsaw group are held weekly and one-off events eg: murder-mystery and poetry evenings are held regularly.
There is an upstairs room available for hire by the public.
The Library, a registered charity, is managed by a steering committee and around thirty friendly, well-motivated volunteers. Library opening hours are
Mondays: 2-5 pm, Tuesdays: 2-5 pm, Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm, Thursdays: 10 am to 1 pm
Fridays: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturdays: 10 am to 12 noon