Student Positions

Most student jobs in the UW-Madison Libraries can be applied for online at the campus Student Jobs Center.

Library Jobs: Apply Online

Other Library Jobs

These campus libraries may have other opportunities not listed in the Student Jobs Center:

Haven’t Activated Your NetID?

Activate your UW-Madison campus NetID if you are an incoming student before applying for a job at the Libraries.

Who Can Apply

Anyone who is 16 years of age and enrolled for academic credit at an educational institution may apply for a student hourly position at the UW-Madison Libraries. You do not need to be a student at UW-Madison. An academic institution can be an accredited institution of higher learning, high school, technical college, vocational/trade school.

If you are not attending UW-Madison, you will need to provide proof of enrollment each fall and spring semester (course schedule, tuition bill, letter from institution, etc. A student who has been accepted to an institution may work the summer prior to their first fall semester.

When to Apply

Most student jobs are available during Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters. If you get an interview, bring along your class schedule or a list of times you will be free to work.


Previous library work is helpful but not necessary. Libraries are usually looking for skills in working with people, typing, foreign languages, computers, filing, or audio-visual equipment. You also should have flexible hours and good work habits. Most libraries prefer to hire work study students but welcome applications from all eligible students.

Library Locations On Campus

The campus libraries directory provides a full list of libraries on campus, including locations and contact information.

More Help

If you have other work-related questions, such as how to apply for work study, call Student Financial Services 262-3060.