A typical day for a shelver is that you're on your feet for a few hours pulling and shelving books and other library material if you are working 2 to 3 hours a day with no break in-between, the workplace for the most part is fine but nothing to really brag about. There is nothing really hard about this job, but you do need to get a good understanding about the Dewey Decimal system and know where everything is located, sometimes. I like my job, helping others and doing special projects but after a while, it gets frustrating, low pay, politics and other bs.
If your working 4 hours, shelvers get a 15 minute break, 5 hours or more get a 30 minute break.
No health or vacation benifits, low pay, management are not always on the same page (most of the time), worst neighborhood for a regional library, and no time and a half if you work Sundays. This job can get boring after a while.