Each Library hires student employees directly. Please submit an application for each library you wish to apply to.
The Libraries try to hire work study students when possible. However, we do hire non work study students as well.
Although individual hours are coordinated at the department level, students usually work an average of 8-10 hours per week. Students are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week total on campus during the academic year.
Student employees are required to fill out the following forms before they can start working on campus:
There are over 250 students employed in the Libraries - the majority in O'Neill Library.
The current starting student pay rate is $10.00 per hour.
Once your information is processed online and is approved by Student Services, it usually takes about 7-10 days from the time of your first day at work. Students will get paid on Friday’s for hours worked during the previous week.
All pay is now directly deposited into an employee's bank account. Direct deposit can be completed through Agora Portal.
Prior to being hired, international students who wish to work on campus must complete a Form 1-9, bringing original documentation to Student Services. They must also bring the following:
International students will also need to apply for a social security number in order to be paid. More information on this can be found at the Boston College student employment page.
Each library has a variety of work that is performed by students. Typical jobs include: answering telephones, processing books and media for circulation, delivering supplies, photocopying, shelving books, maintaining books on the shelves, labeling or repairing books, helping patrons locate materials, courier service between the Newton Campus and O'Neil, working in Acquisitions, getting books ready for circulation, processing reserve books, periodicals and interlibrary loan materials. A list of current job descriptions can be found on the student job descriptions page.
We are looking for students with a good attitude, are responsible and conscientious and can work a variety of hours. Most of the students we hire have never worked in a library but are excited to learn new things and be part of such an important part of the BC community