Position Overview and Impact:

The Library Docent provides a positive experience to our patrons as they come into the library to obtain a library card, check out materials, use our computers or find out what services the library offers. For many patrons, this will be their first time entering a public library and it is our goal and vision that they have a posi- tive experience so they will want to return often and become patrons for life.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome patrons

  • Assist with new library card application process

  • Give informal tours of the library and help patrons find materials

  • Assist patrons with basic computer questions such as how to reserve a computer, where and how to use the card catalog

  • Ability to work independently

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum Age: 14

  • People orientated and friendly

  • Positive customer service focus with good communication skills

  • Must be able to be on their feet for the majority of their shift

  • Self starter, after training

Training and support provided:

  • Orientation, training and mentoring is provided

Time Commitment:

  • One ‘two (2) hour shift’ per week

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Learn new skills

  • Earn community service hours for school, college or build your resume

  • Make the library a better place for community