Sample Library Job Cover Letter

Dear Mr. Sanderson,

I read with great interest your ad for an Assistant Librarian at the Monroe County Main Library and am submitting my resume for your review and consideration. I have a bachelor’s degree in information science am pursuing my master’s in library science and would like to put my education and experience to use at the main branch.

In my current position as School Librarian at James T. Madison High School I have had ongoing dealings with the main county library in support of our students’ research projects. The helpfulness of the staff there has made my job easier and I’d like to be in the position to help other library branches in their search for hard to find journals and research material. As Madison High School librarian I have trained and supervised library clerks overseen the collecting cataloging and organizing of library materials assisted readers in finding books addressed administrative issues and conducted promotional activities. I also organized multimedia programs displays and exhibits and have been involved in the acquisition of new library materials. I hope to discuss this growth opportunity with you soon. Please call me at the number shown above at your earliest convenience.

I look forward to helping county-wide residents find the material they need and adding to the Monroe County Library’s already fine reputation. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Ellen Brooks

Library Assistant Cover Letter

Library Assistants ensure the smooth running of daily operations in a library. These employees usually work in public libraries and handle materials such as books, magazines, journals, leaflets, videos, and computer databases. Their work includes helping users locate the materials they need, identifying damaged items, maintaining databases, taking phone calls, answering to client inquiries, cataloguing new materials, and replacing returned items.

A sample cover letter for Library Assistant should highlight the following qualifications:

  • A keen interest in books and reading
  • Literature knowledge
  • Customer service orientation
  • Computer proficiency
  • Teamworking skills
  • The ability to work without supervision
  • Attention to details
  • Good numeracy skills and organization

Beneath is displayed an example cover letter presenting comparable Library Assistant skills.

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Dear Ms. Perez:

Upon review of your posting for a Library Assistant, I was eager to submit the enclosed resume for your review. As a skilled and enthusiastic professional with more than 5 years of experience in library services, I feel confident of my ability to exceed your expectations for this role.

My background in supporting a broad range of library responsibilities and public services prepares me to substantially impact your organization. With my successful history of assisting library users in research efforts, information acquisition, and materials location—along with my superior ability to provide comprehensive support to library management staff—I am ready to extend my record of excellence with your library.

Highlights of my experience include the following…

  • Offering key support in various library operational areas such as reference desk support, circulation, cataloguing, interlibrary loans, bibliographic support, correspondence, and issue resolution.
  • Utilizing advanced information technology resources including internal / external databases, digital libraries, remote-access information sources, and the Internet to facilitate library user research, data acquisition, and materials location.
  • Organized, analytical, and personable with an outstanding reputation for excellent team collaboration.
  • Demonstrating a lifelong love of reading; Associate’s Degree in Information Services and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature.

With my solid knowledge of library services and support, combined with my passion for the wealth of information and learning potential that libraries have to offer, I am positioned to significantly benefit your team. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail.

Thank you for your consideration.


Stephen R. Cochran

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