Library Technical Assistant


Library Technical Assistants (LTAs) are an integral part of any library team, assisting librarians in the operations of a library. The Library Technical Assistant Certificate prepares students for employment in various types of libraries.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Students will learn the foundational knowledge in library services and information studies, including developing library collections, cataloging, media technology, technology troubleshooting, reference, and providing customer service to library patrons.

A Quality Education

The curriculum teaches students to demonstrate adherence to the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Library Assistant or Library Technician in academic, public, school, or special libraries


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters24 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Phi Theta Kappa and Beyond: Hanna’s Passion
Jenessa: From Medicine to Music
Julie’s Journey: Finding Her Fresh Start and Achieving Success
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

A career as a library technical assistant is a good fit for individuals who not only have a passion about books, technology, and information, but also like to help people and serve their communities.

Daniel Fuertges, Librarian, Learning Resources
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Library Technical Assistant Program?

Start a career that puts a collection of books at your fingertips and gives you the ability to help others. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High School courses in English, math, science and computers are beneficial.
  5. Good communication and interpersonal skills are helpful, as well as being detail oriented.

What Can I Expect as a Library Technical Assistant Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm