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Student Employment in the Libraries

Student workers are an integral contribution to every department in the University Libraries. Student jobs with the Libraries at Penn are diverse in their location, responsibilities, scheduling options, and skill requirements. Having a part-time job while taking classes is an opportunity to earn money, gain work experience, build references for future employers, and learn job skills like time management and interpersonal communication.

Jobs range from the ones everyone associates with working in a library such as shelving, checking out books, and doing research, to less visible jobs like as book preservation, cataloging, and web-design.  Students can work with texts in foreign languages, lend computer expertise, and assist in the music listening room. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are all options. There are libraries all over campus, convenient to whatever your daily route might be. No matter what your interests are, you can easily find a related job in one of the Libraries at Penn.

We're hiring current Penn students in the library for the summer. Positions are available in all departments. Attend one of our job fairs with hiring on the spot).

Job Fair for Student Employment:

Check back in August for more information on Fall semester hiring

Search for "library" on the student employment site to see current jobs available:



The Van Pelt-Dietrich Library is located at 3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA and the main entrance is within campus (just look for the stairs by the button statue). The Class of '55 Seminar Room is located on the 2nd floor of the library - take the long hallway next to the elevators towards the Lippincott Library.


What to bring:

  • Resume
  • Class schedule
  • (If applicable) Proof of work-study award. Ex: letter or email from student financial services
  • Social Security Card
  • Government Photo ID, Drivers License, PennCard or Passport
If you cannot bring these documents you can still interview but it may delay the hiring process