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Student Employment in the Libraries

Student jobs in the University Libraries at Penn are diverse in their location, responsibilities, scheduling options, and skill requirements. Jobs range from the ones everyone sees and associates with working in a library such as shelving, checking out books, and doing research, to less visible ones such as book preservation, cataloging, and web-design. Student workers are an integral contribution to every department in the University Libraries. Having a part-time job while you are taking classes is both an opportunity to earn money, as well as a chance to learn time management, gain work experience, and a reference for future potential employers. We have jobs with daytime, evening, and weekend hours. There are libraries all over campus, convenient to whatever your daily route might be. Students work with texts in foreign languages, lend computer expertise, and assist in the music listening room. No matter what your interests are, you can easily find a job of interest in one of the Libraries at Penn.

We're hiring current Penn students in the library for the academic year. Positions are available in all departments. Attend one of our job fairs (with hiring on the spot); details below.

Job Fairs for Student Employment:

We have finished our hiring for the Spring 2019 semester.

Check our website in late spring for summer and fall job information.

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



New Job Fair Location! Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Class of '78 Pavilion
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 '78 Pavilion is located on the 6th floor of the 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)


Available jobs, descriptions and additional details coming soon!
You may also visit the Student Employment Office’s website to search and read more about opportunities with Penn Libraries (be sure to filter for “Library” and “on-campus” locations).