William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William & Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.  We are committed to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from individuals who have life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of the University.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, visit the Human Resources website.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals, and more.  Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, and is within an hour radius of larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach. 


Faculty/Staff Positions

There are no current openings for faculty/staff positions.

Student Positions

We love our student assistants!   We couldn't provide the services we offer without you.  On average we employ 120 student assistants during the academic year, most hired at the beginning of the fall semester. We give preference to students with work-study financial aid.

To apply, complete our application for student employment. See also our student employment policy and About Student Employment & Federal Work Study from W&M's Financial Aid Office. Contact Abbey Childs with any questions.

  • Music Library Student Assistant

    The Music Library is looking for it’s newest team members! The Music Library student assistant team is known for their appreciation and knowledge of various types of music, ability to locate items within the music library’s collection, and a steadfast willingness to help patrons. Music library student assistants work with members of the W&M music community to facilitate the mission creation and preservation of music. As such, they are expected to gain a breadth of knowledge and facility about how our collection supports the music creation and preservation process.

  • Media Services Assistant

    Student is responsible for providing media support. Student works under minimal direct supervision and exercises a high level of independent judgment, initiative and creativity.

  • Digital Production Assistant

    Assists Digital Services staff in the digitization of library scholarly, archival, and special collections materials for inclusion in the libraries online repositories, exhibits, and support patron requests.