Ask a Librarian

To ask a Librarian about your information or research needs via online chat:

  • If Librarian is ONLINE, click in the smaller message box below and type in your reference question.
  • If OFFLINE, send an email to the Reference Librarian at  We will try to reply within 24 hrs.


Books and Hands For access to additional online library resources, view the Library Online Services webpage For information about renewing checked out books by phone, contact the  Circulation Desk.


Spring/Fall online reference:

Reference help is available at the Reference Desk (in-person or by phone, (510) 748-2398), via online chat (see above), and by email at