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Reference Desk
You are encouraged to come to the Reference Desk (Library North, 1st floor) when you need research assistance, help locating materials, etc.  A librarian or reference assistant is available to help you during all library hours.

By Appointment
You can schedule a research consultation with a librarian (subject specialist).  Consult our Library Faculty Directory to make an appointment.

By Phone

Phone us for answers to general or factual questions.  A librarian or reference assistant is available to help you during all library hoursCall: (323) 343-4927

By Email

Available to current students, faculty and staff of California State University, Los Angeles, with Network/E-mail accounts.  Please be sure to read our email reference guidelines before sending us your question.

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By "Ask Now"  24/7 Chat

This service allows you to connect to a pool of reference librarians from academic libraries located in California and across the country.  If you need help from a Cal State L.A. librarian, please use one of the choices above.

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