Jobs at the Library

Employment Opportunities

Open Library Faculty and Academic Professional Positions

Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering

Open Library Staff Positions

There are no positions at this time.

Student Employees at the Library

The Portland State University Library employs students to staff service desks, shelve materials, process new materials, support library systems and technologies, and assist in Special Collections and University Archives.

There are many benefits to working in the Library:

  • Because the library is open approximately 100 hours a week, we often can offer very flexible schedules.
  • Starting pay is minimum wage.
  • You’ll learn how to use the Library, and improve your research skills.
  • Student workers often say that meeting great people is one of the best parts of working at the Library.

How to Apply:

Email us if you have questions.


Volunteering at the University Library

Portland State University Library works with volunteers to provide valuable support for the Library’s vision and core themes. The Library works with unpaid interns and special project volunteers. Both are considered volunteers.


The Library offers limited unpaid internships for students enrolled in an accredited library science program and/or enrolled in a PSU program related to library science or special collections. Interns work with one or more PSU Librarians and staff to develop shared goals, timelines, and assessments that meet the requirements of the library science program as well as serve the Library. If you are interested in serving as an intern at the Library, please email a short description of the type of project(s) you seek, the name of the program in which you are enrolled, and your availability to

Special Project Volunteers

The Library occasionally works with project volunteers, often former PSU faculty and staff or individuals associated with a collection in Special Collections. By nature, these special project volunteer positions are generally filled by invitation. If you have questions, please email us: