There are many ways to get help from a librarian. Choose the method that suits your needs:
Submit a question
Use our question submission form to email a reference librarian. Answers will be sent during Reference Desk hours.
Visit the reference desk
The 2nd floor Reference Desk is staffed by librarians to provide research assistance on a drop-in basis. No appointment necessary.
Schedule a consultation
Schedule a one-on-one research consultation with your subject librarian by filling out the appointment request form.
Have a suggestion for our collection? We welcome suggestions for books and other materials.
Chat with a librarian
Our online chat service is available 24/7 and will be answered by a CUNY librarian, if available. During late-night hours, an academic librarian from one of our partner libraries may assist you.
Request a Class Visit
Invite a librarian to visit your class for an instruction session to introduce library research, demonstrate specific databases and tools, and help students hone their search techniques.