Library Page- Washington Heights Library

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WH, Washington Heights Branch


Library Pages play an integral role in ensuring that our resources are available and accessible to the millions of patrons that visit the Library each year. Library Pages are responsible for organizing the library's collections and preparing the library facilities for program use. Our Library Pages are able to apply what they’ve learned in school while continuing to gain essential work experience with a team of fun and knowledgeable colleagues and leaders. Joining NYPL as a Library Page is a great opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of one of the busiest libraries in the country and is the stepping stone to a great career.


This position will be scheduled for 12-hours per week, evenings and Saturdays as required, during Washington Heights Library hours.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Page supervisor, Library Pages are responsible for a variety of tasks within the library, including:

  • Retrieving and shelving print and non-print materials.
  • Shelf reading and helping maintain the organization and general appearance of the library.
  • Preparing and processing new material for circulation.
  • Providing basic assistance to patrons on the use of computers and other technology or software.
  • Preparing the library for opening and/or closing by performing such assignments as rearranging/ straightening chairs and tables, picking up materials for shelving, and replenishing depleted supplies. (e.g. pencils, pads, printer and photocopy paper)
  • Photocopying and messenger work.
  • Assisting with library programs and outreach initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Key Competencies

  • Accountability and Professionalism 
  • Customer Service 
  • Collaboration and Teamwork 
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an approved degree program at an accredited educational institution 
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships
  • Must demonstrate strong attention to detail, speed and accuracy in carrying out duties
  • Ability to sort efficiently in alphabetic, numeric or alphanumeric order
  • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, the Internet and e-mail programs 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team and on independent projects
  • Demonstrated flexibility and reliability
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • This position requires frequent lifting and carrying of library materials; pushing and pulling of book carts; and frequent stooping and reaching

Work Environment

  • This position is located in a neighborhood branch

Physical Duties

  • This position requires frequent lifting and carrying of library materials; pushing and pulling of book carts; and frequent stooping and reaching

Starting Salary

USD $11.00/Hr.


12-Hours per week

Union / Non Union

Non Union


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