Ask a Librarian

In Person

Assistance with research and other library services is available at the Library's Reference Desk (L210) during reference hours.


Text, (209) 497-4275, a reference librarian during reference hours. Questions sent outside of reference hours will be answered the next service day. Your provider's standard text messaging rates may apply.

Online Chat

Live chat with a CSU Stanislaus Librarian is available during reference hours. (The Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat service is available at other times.)


For reference assistance by phone, please call (209) 667-3233 and ask for a reference librarian. If you get our voice mail, please leave your name and number and we'll return your call as soon as possible.


For relatively brief questions, send us an email and we will respond within 1-2 business days.

By Appointment

For more in-depth assistance, submit the online form and we will respond within 1-2 business days.

Online Chat - 24/7

When CSU Stanislaus Librarians are not available, professional librarians provide research assistance via the QuestionPoint Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat service.

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