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I agree with AB2014's reply. Even if it's not legally required for sorting books, working at the desk, etc. and not working directly with minors, you need to think about how you would address the situation if in future, your prospective boss casually asks you to take a children's reading group and to get a DBS check.
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davinci1 - 30 May 17 3:06 PM
Would a library assistant in a university or public library, who wasn't engaged in teaching under 18's or vulnerable adults be subject to an Enhanced DBS? I would think not, but some employers seem to have a poor understanding or 'regulated activity'. 

It's a bit of a grey area. Working in a university library shouldn't be a problem, as you wouldn't be expecting to work with under 18s. If you go to the Unlock Hub and look at the list of occupations here, it says that many public librarians are expected to get involved with unsupervised teaching, training or instruction of children, so they get an enhanced DBS check. There are other vulnerable groups involved from time to time, or at least there are at my local library.

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Would a library assistant in a university or public library, who wasn't engaged in teaching under 18's or vulnerable adults be subject to an Enhanced DBS? I would think not, but some employers seem to have a poor understanding or 'regulated activity'. 
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