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Alexandria is a historic city located in northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.  Distinct neighborhoods including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offer something for everyone.  Headquarters to several prominent organizations, including the Patent and Trademark Office and the National Science Foundation, our city of nearly 160,000 residents is a diverse community—a distinctly urban area that retains a small town atmosphere.

Alexandria Library celebrates equity and diversity within our community and staff by:

  • Offering programs and resources that reflect our uniquely multicultural community.
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Fostering an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
  • Providing opportunities for all staff members to grow and excel.

Alexandria Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Proficiency/fluency in Amharic, Arabic or Spanish is highly desired, but not required for these positions. These positions require the successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including a criminal background screening.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Alexandria Library!




Library Aide – PT/15 Hours Per Week

(Temporary – No Benefits)

2 Positions Available

Duncan Branch Library or Beatley Central Library


The Alexandria Library is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Circulation team. The ideal candidates will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy neighborhood library. Under the direction of a Circulation Manager, this position is responsible for direct customer service to customers. 



  • Register customers for library cards, check items in/out and retrieve materials for customers
  • Answer questions and direct phone calls
  • Collect fines and fees associated with library services
  • Assist customers with searches, locating materials, using online databases, computers, printers, self-check machines, photocopiers
  • Organize materials to be shelved
  • Additional duties as assigned


Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and stretch in order to manage materials


Minimum requirements: High School Diploma or GED is required; some college education is preferred.  Library Page (Page I) experience is desirable. Physically lift and carry materials either loose or in bags/boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.  Must be able to push fully loaded book carts. A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, library practices (including the use of computers and other technologies) is required. Other library experience, customer service experience, office work, or volunteer experience can be applied.  


Schedule:  15 hours per week. Hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the branch and will include every Saturday.



Duncan Branch Library

2501 Commonwealth Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22301


Beatley Central Library

5005 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22304


Compensation: $16.93 per hour


These positions are not eligible for benefits.


Application Instructions: Click here to apply attaching a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably from supervisors.  Address Cover Letter to Linda Wesson, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or


Open Until Filled


Last updated April 18, 2024