Library student jobs

 University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) has received reports that freelance work is being advertised through Facebook and other channels, referencing Robarts and using the email address johnprobertsresearchlibrary @ These advertisements are not connected to UTL, and any implication that they are is fraudulent. Our student jobs are posted only through the Student Jobs page linked below.

View current vacancies. 

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About  |  Participating libraries  |  Tips for applying

About this site

The Library Student Jobs Site includes student jobs available within the University of Toronto Libraries at the St. George Campus. These jobs are covered by the CUPE Local Full-Time  and Part-Time Collective Agreement (see Student Casual).

The online library student jobs site allows you to

  • Create a personal profile and upload resumes (PDF only)
  • Apply for University of Toronto Libraries student positions
  • Review and update your current applications

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

Participating libraries & library departments

To apply for positions in other U of T libraries not listed above

Please check with those libraries directly.

To look for more campus work opportunities

Register with the Career Centre.

Tips for applying

The following are some tips for applying to student library jobs with the University of Toronto Libraries:

Tailor your cover letter to the job 

  • Cover letters and resumes that speak to the specific job and required qualifications stand out more than generic applications
  • Think about:  
    • Why are you interested in the job you are applying for?  
    • Visiting the library website to learn more about it before applying 
    • How your skills are transferrable. You may not have direct library experience, but think about your other experiences – e.g., volunteer, clubs, previous employment – and how they can apply to the role. Highlight this in your resume and cover letter 

About personal information

Please do not include personal information like photographs, age, or marital status 

Format & content

  • Keep a simple format for your resume and cover letter 
  • Focus on the content versus the style of your application


Contact your references and confirm they are available and willing to be listed as a reference on your application. 

Helpful resources

Here are some resources from U of T’s Career Centre that may help with your application: 

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear back, don’t give up!  Some postings are very competitive.  We receive a very high volume of applications. 

– Last updated: August 11, 2021