Job Clerk-Caretaker in Toronto


Job description

Under the supervision of the designated supervisor, to perform duties related to the circulation of books
and library materials, to perform caretaking and maintenance duties, and other related duties as may be

Typical duties of this position are to:

charge out books and other library material and equipment; take them when returned, check for
fines or fees due, collect and record them; check for items that are reserved, set them aside and
notify patrons that they are ready

shelve books, service and return films, records, or other library material or equipment to their
appropriate shelves or storage spots, and maintain shelves in order

register borrowers and make out identification cards
maintain appropriate files and other records
assist with enquiries relating to library materials and rules and regulations. This may involve

enquiries by patrons in the library or by telephone, telephone equipment for aiding hearing
impaired patrons, computers or other devices as used in or by the Library

assist in maintenance and repair of library materials
assist in the telecommunication operation
load, unload, pack and unpack books, furniture and equipment and move them to their proper

locations in or around the building
assist in maintaining order and guarding building or equipment
unlock and lock building before and after service hours and as required
check controls on building equipment as required; check and advise when oil or other supplies

must be ordered as necessary
make repairs, change light bulbs, etc., as necessary
operate audio-visual equipment
keep grounds neat and clean, and snow cleared from walks and drives as required
come in at odd hours in the event of emergency
drive, make delivery and pick up as necessary
perform other related duties as assigned.


Secondary School Graduation Diploma or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Understanding and appreciation of the philosophy of public service to all, in accordance with

human rights legislation and the principles of equity and access in the delivery of library service
Valid Ontario driver’s licence (Class G) in good standing, ability to operate library vehicles and

knowledge of the City
Ability to meet public with courtesy and tact
Ability to use common tools and make repairs and adjustments
Ability to work co-operatively with other employees

Ability to key in data desirable
Capable of lifting and moving heavy objects and doing inside and outside work throughout the year

SALARY: $27.40 per hour (2022 Rate)

How to Apply:

E-mail your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job Posting #, to [email protected] We thank all
applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

COVID-19 vaccines are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical or other
protected ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities,
Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the
recruitment and selection process.

Job Clerk-Caretaker in Toronto

Toronto Public Library