Library clerks work directly with library technicians, librarians, and library users. They may be responsible for the circulation of library materials, sorting and shelving library materials, clerical functions, and providing general library information to users.
Courses begin in September and January each year
Length16 weeks (each course)
Locations(s)Online/Distance options available
Length and location notes
Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
Library Clerk is a 18-credit applied certificate program offered online, and provides entry-level library skills and knowledge training.
You can take all of these courses online through The School of Continuing Education. Our highly trained instructors have experience working within libraries of all types. You will develop knowledge and skills in:
- Children's materials and services; birth to grade six
- Young adult's materials and services; grades seven to 12
- Programming and public relations
- Reader's advisory
- Information resources
You can transfer all certificate courses into the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library and Information Technology diploma program.
Career and salary information
When you complete the applied certificate you will be fully prepared to work as a library clerk within academic, public, school, and special libraries. Typical job titles are library clerk, circulation clerk, programming clerk, and library assistant.
In addition to libraries of all types, potential employers include health regions, government departments, and research centres.
For more information about career opportunities, contact Student Employment Services at a campus nearest you.
|Sample job title||NOC classification|
|Circulation clerk - library||Library assistants & clerks (14300)|
|Library page/clerk||Library assistants & clerks (14300)|
Part-time deliveryCourses section below.
- Grade 12
- English Language Requirement
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.
Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.
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Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.
If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.
Admission methodFirst Qualified/First Admitted
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Tuition and feesEstimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.
2023-24 academic year
Year 1 - $7,770
Year 2 - $6,670
This program is not eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan student loan program.
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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.
- Candidate Guide
- Candidate Guide (Department of Arts and Sciences courses)
- communications, mathematics, sciences, social sciences
- More about PLAR
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