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City of Torrance
Class Code: 0169

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will

August 2015

Representation Unit: Torrance Library Employees Association 


Library Page


Under immediate supervision, shelve library collections; carry out routine library messenger and processing duties; handle routine circulation transactions; and perform related work as required

Reporting Relationships

Receives immediate supervision from a designated Senior Librarian, Librarian, or Senior Library Technician.  May receive technical supervision, which includes assigning, reviewing, coordinating  and training from Library Technicians. May receive training and orientation from Senior Library Pages.

Job Duties
 The following duties represent principal job duties; however, they are not all inclusive:


  • Sorts and shelves books returned by borrowers or newly acquired books on library shelves in alphabetical or numerical order.
  • Assists the public by using the Integrated Library System to check out and discharge returned materials.
  • Uses the Integrated Library System to route in materials returned at other branches.
  • Removes materials from book drops and places them on book trucks, pushes and pulls book trucks to move materials and prepare for sorting and shelving.
  • Sorts, counts, and files materials.
  • May place newspapers, magazines, agendas, or other serials in binders or folders for public use.
  • May assist with physical processing materials and perform basic repair of library materials.
  • May deliver Divisional interoffice mail.
  • May set up tables and chairs for book clubs, programs and special functions, moves minor pieces of furniture and equipment, as needed.
  • May be responsible for set-up of audiovisual materials and equipment for programs or meetings.
  • Performs related duties as required.

  • Assists the public by using the Integrated Library System to check out and discharge returned materials and receive fines and fees.
  • Packs bags or bins with returned materials owned by other branches.
  • May roll full trash bins and recycle bins to the curb and retrieve bins when empty.
  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
  • Basic arithmetic including decimals;
  • Basic financial arithmetic, including making change;
  • Alphabetical filing rules and techniques;
  • City policies and procedures affecting library operations;
  • City and department mission, including strategic goals and objectives;
  • General City operations
  • Ability to:
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Arrange materials in alphabetical or numerical order;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the public and fellow employees 
  • Education and Experience:
    Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the knowledge and skills required is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

    This is an entry level position with no specific education or experience requirement.    High school graduation or equivalent is preferred.  Students applying for this position must be at least sixteen (16) years of age, enrolled in high school at grade 10 or higher and be able to secure a work permit prior to employment.

    Special Requirements
    Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:

    Positions in this classification perform a wide range of physical motions, which may include routine and repetitive bending, reaching, pushing, moving and carrying library materials.  May require the ability to climb up ladders or step stools. Independently lift and carry books weighing up to 10 lbs. Independently move boxes or other materials or equipment weighing up to 10 lbs. from one location to another.
    Positions in this classification may be required to work evenings and weekends

    Career Ladder Information

    Experience gained in this classification may serve to meet the minimum requirements for promotion to Senior Library Page.