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Library Assistant


Library assistant programs prepare people to work in libraries under the supervision of librarians and archivists. Sometimes these programs are called library technology.

Library assistant programs include topics such as:


Several community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in library assisting or library technology. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

Proprietary schools, colleges, and universities all offer this program. If you want to study at a proprietary school, you can prepare for this program of study by completing your high school diploma or getting a GED. If you want to study at a college or university, you can prepare for this program by taking the following courses: four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Some library assistant programs offer practicum courses. These courses give you hands-on experience working in a library under the supervision of a librarian or library technician.

Things to Know

Library assistant and technical assistant programs teach you how to perform many duties in a library. However, they do not qualify you to be a librarian. To be a librarian, you need an advanced degree in library or information science.


Spokane Area

Spokane Falls Community College