Contact a Librarian

There are may ways for students and faculty to quickly contact a librarian during staffed hours. You may also look up individual librarians by name or by subject / department.

IM Library Help

instant message help

Instant Messaging Library Help is available by clicking on the IM Help Online icon in the upper right corner of any page when that icon is green. This is usually during the same times as the Research Assistance desk hours

Instant Message (IM) FAQ

Text Library Help

texting help

(415) 933-0385

Text us for Library Help during the Research Assistance desk hours

Research Assistance

in person help

Drop in at the Library's Research Assistance Desk on the 1st Floor near the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk for face-to-face help. Research Assistance desk hours

Research Consultation

consultation

Contact the Subject Librarian who specializes in the subject area closest to what you're working on to schedule an in-depth research consultation session. 

Email Research Assistance

email help

libref @ sfsu.edu

Send your question via email. Get an answer within 48 hours.

Email Research Assistance Guide

Telephone Library Help

telephone help

(415) 338-1974

Call us with quick questions, during Research Assistance desk hours. Sorry, this is only a live service; you cannot leave a question in voicemail.