Circulation Clerk Job Description

Classification: Clerk

Location: Rochester Branch

Job Category: Part-time, up to 20 hours/week

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports To: Adult Services Librarian

Starting Wage: $10.00/hour


To apply, either email the FCPL job application to or drop off at the Rochester Branch. Position is open until filled.



Circulation clerks sort and shelve books and other resource materials. They also help library patrons locate books and resources and check out these materials. Additional circulation clerk duties include answering questions about the library collection or library programs for patrons and referring more detailed questions to higher-level staff members. They also process library card applications for patrons and answer questions about patrons’ accounts.



  • Open/close the library at the proper times each day.
  • Familiarity with the workings of the Library and its materials.
  • Assist patrons in answering questions, borrowing materials, placing holds, reviewing library accounts, etc.
  • Answer the telephone.
  • Call overdue lists when necessary.
  • Shelve returned materials.
  • Read shelves and put materials in order.
  • Assist in other departments as needed.
  • Communicate ideas/suggestions/improvements to supervisor.
  • Maintain the lines of communication between all employees.
  • Work on projects as assigned/approved by Adult Services Librarian.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Adult Services Librarian/Library Director.



  • Follows established Library and personnel policy, procedures and work standards.
  • Attends work regularly, on time, and as scheduled.
  • Exhibits welcoming, helpful, positive, and friendly behavior to all patrons, staff, and guests at all times in all communications formats (verbal and non-verbal).
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information concerning patrons and fellow employees.
  • Regularly monitors Library communication venues including but not limited to employee email.
  • Participates in meetings, conferences, continuing education, community engagement, and special projects as required by the Fulton County Public Library.
  • Addresses, or assists in addressing, issues and concerns related to the safety of Library staff and users as well as the security and maintenance of Library buildings and equipment.



  • Full-time or part-time, including evenings and weekends as needed.



  • At least 16 years old.
  • Current high school student, have a high school diploma, or equivalent required.
  • Prior library experience preferred.



  • Good computer skills and ability to learn new technology.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.



  • Good written and oral language and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions and business correspondence.
  • Ability to respond to questions from Library personnel and the general public in one-to-one.




This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities that may be performed by a qualified applicant or individual with a disability. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Fulton County Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and participates in e-Verify.


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