The Reference Department is dedicated to assisting with research for all Library patrons. Our staff is always available to answer your questions, from easy to answer, quick questions, to the more complex research ones. The Reference Staff is trained (several have a Masters in Library and Information Science) to recommend resources or search strategies, locate books, choose databases, or locate journal articles. Schedule an appointment to discuss your project with a reference librarian who will help you define the scope of your research project. To schedule an appointment, contact the Reference Desk at 508-849-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reference Staff will prepare and deliver instruction sessions at the request of faculty or students. Sessions may include library tours, overview of the library catalog, or lessons on database use. We often tailor sessions to address a specific assignment, information source, or research skill. Request instruction sessions by phone (508-894-3473), email (email@example.com), or use our online request form.
Hours to reach a reference librarian during the semester are
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.