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Sort, shelve, and maintain the order of library materials and assist with library functions.

What does a Page do?

Have you ever wondered how libraries keep all those books and materials organized? A page plays a key role in the organization of public and academic libraries. Pages are responsible for the shelf maintenance of library materials, assisting at the circulation desk, and helping patrons locate materials. In this role you sort, shelve, and retrieve library materials. You may also support library reference, programming, and outreach. Some pages may work in archives where you assist with archival description and archival processing.

Organizational skills are highly valued in this position since you’re responsible for maintaining the orderliness of library materials. An understanding of the Dewey Decimal System is helpful, if you’re working in a public library, or the Library of Congress Classification system if you’re working in an academic library. You need to have basic reading and arithmetic skills in order to maintain the accuracy of the alphabetic or numeric order of library materials. Pages must be comfortable with physical tasks such as lifting, carrying, and shelving heavy objects.

Generally previous experience is not required. However, you may be required to be in the process of or have completed a high school diploma or equivalent.