Ask a Librarian

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

CHAT Library Help

Chat (Instant Messaging) Library Help is available by clicking on the Ask Us icon in the upper right of any page. 


Text Library Help

texting help

(415) 933-0385

Text us for Library Help on weekdays.

Research Assistance

in person help

Drop-in help is available at the Book Checkout Desk on the first floor.

Research Consultation


Contact the Library Liaison who specializes in the subject area closest to what you're working on to schedule an in-depth research consultation appointment via Zoom. 

Email Research Assistance

email help

Send your question via the Email Questions Form. Get an answer within 48 hours.

Email Research Assistance Guide

Telephone Library Help

telephone help

(415) 338-1974

Fall 2022: please use Chat help instead and request a Zoom (audio or video) conversation, if that would help.