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Work for the Library


  • Part-time employment opportunities are available at our main branch libraries for full-time registered students. Log in to the online library student job system (LibWork) using your Quest account to:
    • Apply for library student jobs that include:
      • Collections maintenance: organizing and shelving library material

      • Resource sharing: retrieving library material from the stacks, photocopying requested material and processing returned items

      • Circulation desk: providing circulation service to library patrons

    • Indicate your availability
    • Upload/update your resume
    • Upload/update your schedule
    • Review and update your current application

Your application will be kept in our database until the end of the last term you indicated on the application form. After that your application will be marked as expired. However, you can still login to LibWork and update your information and re-activate your application.

The University of Waterloo Libraries thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Fall 2016 opportunity:  Data Gathering Coordinator

The Data Gathering Coordinator coordinates and documents the gathering of library statistics from various stakeholders for submission to external bodies, and other reporting support needs as identified. Please search for this job opportunity on JobMine. This position will be hired ASAP.

Library Ambassadors

Library Ambassadors are part of the Library Outreach committee and facilitate library activities throughout the semester. To become a Library Ambassador, complete the application form.


The Library occasionally employs casual staff as defined by Waterloo's Policy 54. To apply:

  1. Email us using the subject "Library employment" and include only your full name and email in the body of the email

  2. Within one business day, you will receive a user name and password for LibWork

  3. Log in to LibWork and complete the required information

We only contact applicants with relevant experience and schedules that match our current needs.

See Human Resources - employment opportunities for full-time and contract positions.