UC San Diego librarians are available to help with your research needs—whatever they may be! Here are all the ways you can ask a librarian for help.

If you don't know where to get started, call the Information Desk at (858) 534-0133.

Ask by Chat

Ask by chat is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! A librarian from another academic library may answer your question. UC San Diego librarians will follow up with additional information if needed.

Ask by Email

Send an email and get a response within 24 hours.

Ask by Text

Monday–Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm.  Texts received outside these hours (including weekends & holidays) will be answered the following business day.

Text "askucsd" followed by your question to 66746.

For example:

To: 66746
askucsd how late r u open

Save 66746 in your contacts as AskUCSD for easy access!

Message and data rates may apply.

Ask by Phone

Call us when you need research help! Hours we’re available.

Service Desk Phone Number
Information Desk 858-534-0133
Research Assistance Desk 858-822-0450


Schedule a consultation with a reference librarian to focus on your research needs.

Drop by for Research Help

Research Assistance Desk in the Geisel Library building, 858-822-0450