Ask a Librarian
The Library Building currently has restricted access. For more information on available spaces and services, please see our Library Resources and Services Available in Winter/Spring 2021 guide, or contact the Library using our 24/7 Ask a Librarian service.
Research Assistance is available using CHAT and email only until regular building access resumes.
CHAT Library Help
CHAT (Instant Messaging) Library Help is available by clicking on the Ask Us icon in the upper right corner of any page. This is usually during the same times as the Research Assistance desk hours.
Text Library Help
Text us for Library Help during the Research Assistance desk hours.
Contact the Library Liaison who specializes in the subject area closest to what you're working on to schedule an in-depth research consultation session.
Email Research Assistance
libref @ sfsu.edu
Send your question via email. Get an answer within 48 hours.
Telephone Library Help
Call us with quick questions, during Research Assistance desk hours. Sorry, this is only a live service; you cannot leave a question in voicemail.