Ask Us

Trying to check out a book? Looking for articles for a literature review? Ask a Librarian! We're here to help you navigate the library and find what you need.

Get Live Help

The University Library's Ask Me Desk is open 69 hours per week during the academic year. We currently have 17 subject librarians, professional staff, and trained graduate and undergraduate students available to answer your questions.

Questions asked over phone, email, instant message, or at the desk are best if they're short and factual. For more in-depth help with your research or assignment, we recommend setting up an appointment with a subject librarian, who can show you:

  • How to choose which library databases to search in
  • How to formulate good search queries when searching for articles
  • How to locate a difficult-to-find article, data set, book, video, or other resource