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If you have a question about the library, you can use the search below to find answers.  If your question is more specific, consider getting one-on-one research assistance by one of the methods below.

The Reference Desk

Visit the library reference desk, located on the library's main floor (4th floor Centennial Hall) to get in-person assistance with your research.  You can also call or email us with questions.

Reference Services provides assistance to students and the faculty and staff in identifying and using the print and electronic resources.

A reference staff member will try to respond to email reference queries within 24 hours.

Hours for the reference desk: 

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Reference service is provided at the circulation desk from 4:30 p.m. until closing.
  • Fridays 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Reference service is provided at the circulation desk on Saturday and Sunday.

Contact the Reference Department:

Research Consultations

Faculty members and students doing advanced research may book a 10-30 minute appointment for an individualized consultation session with a subject librarian.

Virtual Reference: Ask Us Anything

Need help finding those 3-5 journal articles?  Want to know how to request an interlibrary loan?  Starting in September 2017, the Library will operate a virtual reference service during normal weekday business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  Click the “Help – Chat” widget on any of our library pages to chat with a living, breathing library staff member.