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Library or Information Assistant

People sitting at computers in a library

Library or information assistants help with the running of the library, including dealing with customers and ensuring books and other items are catalogued properly.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for a library or information assistant working in a public library is around £17,500 a year. Senior library assistants earn £18,000 to £23,000 a year or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are likely to be in public libraries or colleges and universities. For job vacancies look on the myjobscotland.gov.uk website as well as individual college and university websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
2803
0.3 %
RISE
2029
2812
  United Kingdom
2024
23588
2.6 %
RISE
2029
24192

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What Does it Take?

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Training

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Career Sectors

Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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