Student Employment Opportunities


Student positions are available only to University of Chicago students.

According to the Student Manual registered student employed by the University can work no more than 19.5 hours per week during the school year.

How to Apply:

Students interested in working for the library can apply online via the Library Student Employment Application.  You will be prompted to provide your CNet ID and Password in order to gain access to the application. 

Submitted applications are immediately available for all hiring managers to view and remain on file for 12 weeks. While we wish that we could offer everyone a job, it's just not possible. We receive hundreds of applications every year, and there are only a handful of available jobs at a time. Job availability usually depends on student employee turnover, so there is no way to predict when jobs will become available. 

Please report any issues you have using the system via email to

Interested in a specific Unit?

We welcome applications from interested students at any time.  

On the application, students can indicate departments and functions of interest. If we have specific opportunities currently available, we'll list them below.

Even if no specific positions are posted here, we may still be hiring.

After Being Hired:

Student employees must report to Library Human Resources before their first day of work to complete new hire tasks.

New employees must present identification to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.

Examples of such documentation include:

  • US Passport
  • driver's license/state ID/school ID and social security card.
  • Other documents as described in USCIS Form I-9
Library Human Resources staff must see the original documentation; photocopies are not acceptable.

International students will require additional documentation.

New student employees may not begin working until all new hire tasks have been completed.

Please be advised that students are employed on a quarter by quarter basis. Generally, a student may expect to continue in a position for the regular academic year. However, continued employment is based on the library's needs, budget and the student employee's ability to meet departmental performance standards.

For additional information regarding student positions, please contact Library Human Resources.