Student employment

Are you interested in working at the Library?

If you have good communication skills, are able to work well in either a team environment or by yourself, are willing to adapt to changing needs and assignments, are able to work well under pressure and deadlines, can learn quickly, and are dependable, then the Vaughan Library is interested in you!

The Vaughan Library hires part-time student assistants in the following areas:

Access Services

Your main goal will be to provide excellent service to library patrons at the Access Desk.  Hours of work vary depending on your course schedule and the library’s open hours with shifts between 9:30 am and 1:30 am.  We are looking for students with a public service attitude who are able to perform in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment. 

Interlibrary Loan

You will retrieve books from the library shelves and prepare them for shipment to other libraries.  You must be detail-oriented and accurate in your work.  Shifts are between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday and you will work between 4-6 hours per week.


You will be responsible for shelving library materials and keeping the library stacks in order.  You must be able to handle work that is somewhat physically demanding and to pay close attention to detail.  Shifts are available at various times throughout  the day, including weekends.

Technical Services

You will label, mend, and shelve library materials as well as prepare library books for the bindery. This work requires someone who can pay close attention to detail.  Shifts are usually between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday and you will work between 6-10 hours per week

Application Procedure

The Library usually hires student assistants in March and April for positions that begin in the summer and/or the next academic year. Occasionally, hiring is also conducted in the late summer.

To apply provide the following documents to the Access Desk at the Vaughan Memorial Library:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Completed Application form
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Class schedule