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In Person

Stop by the library Service Desk (Library North, 1st floor) when you have questions or need help with library research.

Student research consultants are available to help you navigate the research process: to provide you with an introduction to such things as developing a keyword search, finding, evaluating, and citing sources, etc.

Librarians are on-call to assist with in-depth research questions and to provide help using specialized resources.

You can schedule a research consultation with a librarian (subject specialist).  Consult our  Library Faculty Directory to make an appointment.

By Phone

Phone us for answers to general or factual questions. Library staff are available to help you during all library hoursCall:(323) 343-3988

By Email

Available to current students, faculty and staff of Cal State LA with Network/E-mail accounts.  Please be sure to read our email reference guidelines before sending us your question.

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By "Ask Now"  24/7 Chat

This service allows you to connect to a pool of reference librarians from academic libraries located in California and across the country.  If you need help from a Cal State L.A. librarian, please use one of the choices above.

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