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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. – 8:00 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:

Desk AskRef, get answers to brief, factual questions
Computer AskCirc, to check out books and get information on book renewals, fines, the status of a library account, information on obtaining a library card, or the Library's lost and found
SDMC AskSMDC, get answers to your questions about the Student Multimedia Design Center
Books AskSpec, get answers to brief factual questions concerning holdings in the Special Collections Department


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