Orange City Council
Library Assistant Cowra

Posted: 04 Apr
Closes: 18 Apr


Weekly Hours: 35 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Hourly Wage: $31.27 - $34.08 plus allowances and superannuation.

View the full Position Description by clicking HERE

About Central West Libraries           

Central West Libraries is a regional library service located on the Central Tablelands and Western Slopes of New South Wales. Established in 1958 the Library encompasses the Local Government areas of Orange, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra and Forbes. There are branches at Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange. The Library’s support and administrative units are located in the Orange City Library building. Orange City Council is the administrative and employing Council for Central West Libraries


In your role as Library Assistant in our Cowra Branch you will provide high quality customer service including:

  • Providing basic reader’s advisory and reference services
  • Assisting customers with IT applications and personal devices
  • Operating the Library Management System (LMS) to issue, return and reserve library items
  • Shelf tidying and shelving returned items
  • Participating in early literacy programs
  • Ensuring accurate cash handling and EFTPOS transactions

A full list of responsibilities can be found in the Position Description.


  • Previous library experience is desirable
  • Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written, including the capacity to interact with all levels of staff and the community while maintaining effective customer service and relationship management
  • Digital literacy skills in the use of a variety of technology including applications and systems used within libraries

What We Offer:

  • Valuable on-the-job training and development opportunities.
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to a Fitness Passport for you and your family.
  • Salary Packaging available including novated leasing.
  • Free access to EAP services for you and your family
  • The chance to contribute to your local community.

So what do you need?

To be successful in this role you will need a current NSW Class C Drivers Licence as well as the ability to achieve a satisfactory criminal background check and Working With Children Check (or ability to obtain before starting).

To apply, please click Apply. A cover letter is not required, however, there are screening questions that must be answered to apply for the position. You can also save and return to your job application at any time prior to the closing date.

If you have any queries relating to this role, please contact Branch Librarian – Cowra, Terry Mills-Edward on (02) 6340 2180.

If you have previously applied for a Library Assistant role in 2024, please email you interest to as the system will not allow you to reapply.

Applications close Wednesday 17 April 2024

Please note: Where additional candidates are found suitable from this round of recruitment a talent list or pool may be created for filling any similar permanent or temporary roles that may become vacant over the next twelve months.