Janis P. Bellack Library

Need assistance? Ask a librarian!

There are several different ways to get your questions answered:
  • New! You can now easily book a research consultation or citation review that fits with your schedule (and ours!). You will get a reminder email as well as the ability to easily cancel your booking if need be.
  • The Library Help Desk, located in the Library & Study Commons on the 4th floor of Building 38, is staffed from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, except on holidays or school breaks. Stop by if you're on campus and want in-person help.
  • Librarians can be contacted directly via telephone or email. View our Staff Directory to see when librarians are available and how to reach them.
  • If you're not on campus and/or would prefer to communicate electronically, please use the Ask a Librarian form below for the quickest response to your question or appointment request.
    • We also check the Ask a Librarian on Sunday afternoons if you need help on the weekend.
    • We can meet with you on Skype or Google Hangouts, as well, if you'd like to be able to share screens; just mention it in your appointment request.
  • The Institute Community can get help from library staff via Online Chat. Look for the chat widget in the lower right corner of the library website. When it is green, library staff are available to assist you. For more information, please see the Chat Reference Policy.