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Research Help Desk and Reference Resources

Research Help Desk & Chat Hours

Get in-person help from our LibRATs at our desk on the second floor of the library.  Hours are listed below.  And  remember,  24/7 Live Chat is always available!   

                                                                                       CHAT:      -    24 Hours!

Research Help Desk Spring Quarter Hours

January 8 - March 24

  • Monday - Thursday: Open 9am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sundays: Noon - 9pm
  • Special Hours 
  • Closed Monday, Jan 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) - but remember Chat is open!
  • Limited Hours: Monday Feb 20 (President's Day)  Noon - 9pm 

Where Can I Find Help for My Research?

Come to the Research Help Desk on the 2nd Floor of Kennedy Library to get help from a Librarian or a LibRAT.

You can call the Research Help Desk at (805) 756-2649.

Make a personal appointment to meet with your College Librarian or Specialist.

Looking for Data, Maps, or GIS? Help available here. 

To learn what databases are best for a particular topic, Research Guides.

For basic library information you can call the Circulation Desk at  (805) 756-5760.

Don't Know What Database to Use? Try the Research Guides!

How to Find an Article in a Particular Newspaper or Journal

Search Many Article Databases at Once