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Student Employment in the Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries employ students on an hourly basis in positions that are both challenging and responsible. The Libraries offer flexible work schedules, for both the Academic Year and Summer Quarter, at many convenient locations on our Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require an active UW Google (G Suite) account to apply; see more info below for details.

Current and recent positions

Seattle and Tacoma campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions. For information about Bothell jobs, see the Bothell Campus Employment page.   If no positions are listed in this section, please check back later. Positions open throughout the year, most frequently before and after quarter breaks.

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Research & Learning Services Specialist
Posted October 14, 2020. Closes October 22, 2020.
Chinese Cataloging and Acquisition Student Assistant - Tateuchi East Asia Library
Posted October 12, 2020. Closes November 1, 2020

Tacoma Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

UW Tacoma Library Systems Student Assistant
Posted October 12, 2020. Closes November 30, 2020.

Additional Information

Hours of work are generally scheduled for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 19.5 hours per week.

To be employed as a student, the student must be enrolled in a degree program and meet minimum enrollment requirements, qualify for "academic leave" status, or be enrolled in the UW English Language Program. Minimum credits are 6 for undergraduate students, 4 for graduate and professional students, and 2 for Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations.

The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Does the job you want require a resumé or cover letter to apply? For suggestions or examples for crafting your application, a few places to start are:

International, DACA, and undocumented students.

The Libraries are committed to the success of international, DACA, and undocumented students. We welcome employment applications from students with an F1 or J1 visa, or DACA or other work authorization. International students without a Social Security card will receive information about getting a card at the time of hire.

Work Study

All of our jobs are Work Study eligible and may give preference to applicants with a Work Study award. All students are encouraged to apply. If you receive financial aid and have questions about Work Study, contact Work Study Administration.

Application process troubleshooting

"You need permission. This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization."
If you see this error when connecting to the application form you are probably logged in to Google with a personal account, instead of your UW account. Two options to fix this are:
  1. Quick solution: Use a private or incognito browser window.
  2. For easier regular use of both accounts: Go to the Google home page; in the upper right go to the Account menu and use the “Add account” button to associate your @uw Google account. Now you can toggle back and forth between the two.

If either of these steps don't work, you may need to first activate your UW Google (G Suite) account.

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities or the application process, interested students may contact the UW Libraries Human Resources at libhr@uw.edu