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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 those everyone associates with working in a library such as shelving, checking out books, and doing research, to less visible jobs like 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.

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


Job Fair for Student Employment, Fri., August 30,...

11am - 1 pm, on the 6th Floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library in the Kislak Center for Special Collections - with hiring on the spot.

We're hiring current Penn students in the library for the academic year. Positions are available in all departments.

The Van Pelt-Dietrich Library is located at 3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, and the main entrance faces Levy Park (just look for the stairs by the Button sculpture). The Kislak Center is located on the 6th floor of the Library (see floor plan).

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


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.