West Warwick Public Library currently has one (1) open job opportunities at this time.

Library Assistant- Circulation Desk P/T

$11.60 per hour/19 hours per week/no benefits

Hours: Afternoons/Evenings/Saturdays

Please see wwpl.org/jobs for all postings and printable applications. 

The West Warwick Public Library seeks a public oriented, adaptable individual

for the library’s Circulation Department. This person should enjoy working with

the public, be flexible, pay attention to detail, and learn quickly. This position

reports directly to the Head of Circulation.


Job Duties

Perform a range of duties assisting in the operation of the Circulation Desk

including but not limited to; registering new patrons, check-ins and check-outs

of materials, placing holds, collection of fines and fees, packing and unpacking

inter-library loan deliveries, helping patrons find items in the collection,

shelving returned items, shelf reading, providing information and assistance

to library patrons both in person and over the phone, and advising patrons of

library programs, procedures, and policies. Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills, and Working Conditions

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)

  • Proficiency with computers and technology, and a willingness to learn new applications. Familiarity with Sierra and/or Google Workspace a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience in public service and customer service skills through retail, library or other public service experience.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Good work ethic demonstrated in punctuality in reporting for work, organizational skills, thoroughness, and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills and a sense of humor

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, push carts, pull wagons, squat, bend, and reach above head

  • Schedule flexibility preferred, willing to work evenings and Saturdays a must and occasional additional shifts.


Please submit a resume or application and cover letter via email with the subject heading “Circulation Desk Assistant” to the Head of Circulation at caitlin@wwpl.org. Applications are also available for pickup at the Circulation Desk. Applications via mail should be sent to: Caitlin Mendoza, 1043 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893.


An EEO/AA employer.

For volunteer opportunities, please email info@wwpl.org or inquire in-person at the library. Thank you!