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Student Employment at the BCC Library

BCC Library Mission

The primary mission of the Berkeley City College Library is to promote student success and equity by providing access to space and resources needed to complete studies and supporting the curriculum and information needs of the diverse Berkeley City College community.  This mission is met by providing physical and remote access to quality diverse print, electronic, and multimedia resources, services, and instruction.  Consistent with the mission and institutional outcomes of Berkeley City College, the library faculty and staff strive to promote information competency, critical thinking, life long learning, and academic success.  They do so by making available to Berkeley City College students, faculty, and staff the resources needed to conduct research related to their curriculum and endeavors and by promoting the information competency skills needed to successfully retrieve information through instructional support.

Library Student workers help to advance the library’s mission and gain new skills and valuable work experience.

Student Employment Criteria

Minimum employment criteria for all Peralta Colleges’ Student Workers:

(according to Peralta Community College District Administrative Procedure 7270 Student Worker (AP7270)

  • Be admitted and enrolled as a student in the Peralta Colleges
  • Be authorized to work in the United States *(see international students below)
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Not currently employed within the Peralta CC District

Essential Duties

  • Understand and effectively communicate library policies and procedures
  • Provide support for the Circulation Desk
  • Aid with special assignments and projects
  • Provide support for Library tasks and daily functions including:
    • Shelving library materials
    • Processing books
    • Shelf maintenance (dusting, shelf reading, shifting etc.)
    • Working at the circulation desk (checking items in and out, renewing items, retrieving reserve books)
    • Assisting with copy machines and printers
    • Assisting with clerical tasks as needed

Desired Qualifications student working at BCC library

  • Currently enrolled Berkeley City College student
  • Computer competency
  • Customer service skills
  • Must be enthusiastic, reliable, and eager to assist library staff and patrons

Job Details

  • Library student workers are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week, though most work an average of 10 hours per week.
  • Most shifts are between 3 and 4 hours
  • Pay is $18.06 per hour
  • Student workers are hired for the Fall and Spring semesters, with interviews being held in July-August and December-January respectively.

International Students

F-1 international students are eligible to work on campus. To do so:

  • Complete the application process
  • Receive an Employment offer letter from hiring manager
  • Once you have the offer letter contact the Peralta Office of International Education, who will then assist in the Social Security Number application process.
  • Once all documents are submitted it takes 1-3 weeks for the Social Security Office to provide a Social Security Number to students.
  • Students are eligible to work on campus once a Social Security Number has been issued.
    Contact Patrick Wallace for more information

Federal Work Study Students

Work study students are eligible to work in the BCC Library. The Federal Work-study Program provides jobs for students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.


  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Berkeley must be your home school
  • You must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • You are in good academic standing and do not have to petition to graduate
  • You must be enrolled in 6 or more units for Fall 2023
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have all required documentation to work
  • Valid California ID or Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • All students must provide proof of a minimum of 6 units of enrollment in the Peralta system and a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the student has not worked on campus previously then the student must fill out the Student Employment Packet

For more information on the Federal Work Study Program.
Contact Nghi Dong, Financial Aid Specialist at

Library Student Worker Application Processstudent working at BCC library

  • Visit the Peralta Student Employment Pool website
  • Click on “apply for this job”
  • Fill out and submit application
  • Save application verification number
  • Email Patrick Wallace ( once you have completed the online application. Be sure to include you student ID# and application#.
  • Patrick will then contact you to schedule an interview.