Reference staff are available to answer your questions online through the Ask a Librarian chat service. This lets you send your questions as instant chat messages to library staff.
To contact a librarian by phone, please refer to the Library homepage for library hours and telephone numbers.
As a service to patrons with disabilities, TTY phones are available in the following locations:
TDD users who need to make extensive use of a library not listed above may contact the Information Desk TTY.
The Undergraduate Library hosts Office Hours during the semester to help students with the research process: topic selection, learning to search the online catalog and article databases, locating library materials, compiling effective bibliographies, and much more.
If you need help writing assistance schedule an appointment with the Writers Workshop, located in the Undergraduate Library.
Librarians are also available to assist with the planning and execution of your research. If you are pursuing research in which the help of a subject specialist may be useful, please visit the relevant departmental library for your subject area or, visit this page to view all the subject specialist librarians at the Library. All departmental library websites contain information about the nature of their collections as well as the names and email addresses of librarians who can help with your research.
The University Library offers a variety of drop-in workshops to help you with your research needs. We cover many topics including improving your library research skills, using current awareness tools, getting your research organized, how to be a better research/teaching assistant and much more! Please visit our workshop page for more information.