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Student jobs at the MIT Libraries: Circulation jobs

Student workers in circulation units (Barker, Dewey, Hayden, Lewis Music, and Rotch Libraries) may work at the service desk and/or in the stacks, and may help with opening or closing the library.

  • At the service desk, you'll check books and other library materials in and out, answer and refer questions from patrons, retrieve materials from behind the circulation desk (course reserves, hold requests, etc.), and work on clean-up projects.
  • In the stacks, you'll reshelve materials, shelf-read the collection, search for and retrieve books in the stacks, pick up items left in the stacks, and work on projects to ensure materials are accessible to patrons.

Attention to detail is essential in all positions. We normally set up the schedule for the entire term around Registration Day.

Starting wage: $12.50


The Libraries most often hire at the beginning and end of semesters, but there may be opportunity throughout the year. Please submit an application to any of the locations where you would like to work. The student supervisor for that library wil contact you once they receive your application.

Work hours:

  • 5-20 hrs/wk
  • mostly evenings and weekends during Spring and Fall terms
  • daytime and weekend hours during summer, IAP, and breaks

Rotch Library (Architecture & Planning)

Location: 7-238

Not currently hiring.

Barker Library (Engineering)

Location: 10-500

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Not currently hiring.



Dewey Library (Management & Social Sciences)

Location: E53-100

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Not currently hiring.

Hayden Library (Humanities & Science)

Location: 14S-100

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Not currently hiring.

Lewis Music Library

Location: 14E-109
Music experience required.

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Not currently hiring.