Student Jobs

Current Jobs

There are no open jobs in the Library at this time. 

Working in the Library

Thank you for your interest in student employment at the J. Paul Leonard Library. The Library is a pleasant work environment and is very popular with students seeking campus employment. We have a limited number of positions available each semester.

We encourage you to apply for other campus positions. For complete descriptions of available Library positions and other campus employment, please visit Handshake.

Work Eligibility Requirements

Before you can be hired for a Student Assistant job, you need to complete the I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) process. To complete the process, go to the Dean of Students office, SSB 403, Monday thru Friday between 9am and 4pm. Two pieces of documentation are required:

1. A photo ID that establishes identity such as a state-issued driver's license or a state-issued ID card with photograph.

2. Documents that establish employment eligibility such as a Social Security card, a birth certificate or valid passport. Documents presented must be originals not copies.

International Students

Prior to starting work, must see the Office of International Programs, the tax specialist in Internal Audit and the Dean Of Students. International students must have a Social Security Number in order to be paid.

Type of Jobs Available

Work Study Jobs (WS)

Work Study is a form of Federal Government Financial Aid and does not apply to international students. You may earn up to, but not more than, the total Work Study award on your Offer Letter. You must be enrolled full-time at SF State to be employed in a Work-Study position (12 units - undergraduates, 8 units - graduates).

Student Assistant Jobs (SA)

The Student Assistant program is NOT a financial aid program. It is funded by the state and provided part-time, on-campus positions available to students who are enrolled at least half-time at SF State (6 units - undergraduates, 4 units - graduates).

To Apply

Click on the job number in the table above listing Current Jobs. That will take you to an online application form. Each job closes at midnight on application deadline date. Late applications will not be forwarded to hiring supervisor.

What Happens Next

All applications received by midnight on the application deadline date are forwarded to the hiring supervisor. 


Due to the large number of applications, we will contact only those applicants we wish to interview. If you are not contacted, continue to check the Library Jobs page and also Handshake. A variety of jobs are posted on both websites throughout the semester, We encourage you to submit applications for positions for which you are qualified. 

If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to email us at