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Reference Desk

Come to the Reference Desk for immediate help from a librarian.


Reference librarians are available in person, by phone, and online during the following hours:

Mondays - Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hours vary for holidays and times when classes are not in session. For complete hours, see the online calendar.

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Please choose one of the following links, based on the
content of your question:

AskRef, to ask questions about research
AskCirc, to ask about your Library account, fines and billing, Library cards, books that are checked out, or the Library's lost and found
SDMC AskSMDC, to ask questions about the Student Multimedia Design Center
Books AskSpec, to ask questions concerning holdings in the Special Collections Department


Call the Reference Desk with your research questions:

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