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Student Employment in the Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries employ UW 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. Student employees at the UW Libraries may apply for Libraries Student Employee Scholarships of $1,000 each.

To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions.

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. Positions open throughout the year, most frequently before and after quarter breaks.

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 or qualify for “academic leave” status. Work policies and resources for student employment at the UW.

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.

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.

Resumé and cover letter help

We strongly encourage customizing your resumé for the specific job you are applying for. For help, a great place to start is your campus career center.

Application process troubleshooting

Application forms require a UW NetID for access. Setting up a NetID for new students, and NetID troubleshooting.

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