UCT Libraries remains closed and continues as a comprehensive Virtual Library Service due to the continued lockdown status of UCT and completion of the 2020 academic year using remote teaching. With a few exceptions identified in support of the UCT Return to Research Plan, the physical reopening of UCT Libraries will now coincide on the academic calendar with the resumption of contact teaching and learning.
Every year the Libraries employ senior and postgraduate students as part-time Student Assistants in various departments and branches of the Libraries.
Library departments and branch libraries recruit Student Assistants independently, so when enquiring about a job, you need to approach the section or branch library where you feel you would like to work.
Recruitment is usually in October / November for the following year, however this varies in some sections and branches. Look out for the advertisements for these posts on Library notice boards and the Libraries’ website.
Hours of work
10 – 20 hours per week at times that suit both your timetable and ours.
Where you can apply
Students may apply at any of library departments or branches. Ask for an application form at the desk where you want to work or download the form below. Completed application forms must be submitted to the branch or section where you are applying to work.
The Libraries also recruit students at other times during the year–including the long vacations–if there are special projects taking place that require extra hands. During vacations, students may be employed to work between 10 and 37.5 hours per week. Vacancies for Student Assistants needed for special projects will be advertised on the Libraries’ notice boards and website.