2023-03-15: The first floor of Dana Porter Library is closed for approximately one week. Special Collections & Archives (SCA) will remain open. Access to SCA is via the stairwell across from Browsers Cafe only during this time.

Work for the Library

See below for current externally-posted full-time, temporary and student work and volunteer opportunities.

Full time

Visit University of Waterloo Human Resources for more information.


The Library occasionally employs non-student casual staff (as defined by 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



Each summer/early fall, the Library looks for student representatives from all faculties and years of study to serve on the Library student advisory committee.

Library ambassadors

We're looking for creative students who want to share their enthusiasm for the Library. Library ambassadors interact with other students at service fairs, within their student organizations, and through facilitating library activities throughout the term. To learn more and apply to become a library ambassador, complete the application form.

Part-time opportunities

Part-time employment opportunities are available at our main branch libraries for full-time registered students. The positions include: circulation desk and collections maintenance (shelving). Log in to the online library student job system (LibWork) using your Quest account to:

  • Indicate your availability
  • Upload/update your resume and 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, you can login to LibWork to update and re-activate your application. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Work study

Work-study positions are available for full-time students who require assistance in covering their education-related costs. For more information about this program and how to apply, please visit Student Awards & Financial Aid.

Off-campus opportunities