Ask a Librarian

All UC San Diego Library facilities will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015, as part of the campus-wide Winter Holiday Closure. During the closure, limited online research assistance will be available through the Library’s 24/7 online chat service. Note: During this time questions will be answered by librarians from non-UC academic libraries. Questions referred to UC San Diego librarians will be answered starting January 5, 2015 and will be answered in the order in which they were received. Students, faculty and staff who send questions by email or leave telephone messages during the closure period will start receiving replies on January 5, 2015. Library facilities will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015.

Got Questions? Ask a Librarian!

UC San Diego librarians are available to help with your research needs—whatever they may be! Here are all the ways you can reach us. If you don't know where to get started call the Information Desk at (858) 534-3336.

Ask by Chat

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

Answered by UC San Diego librarians within 24 hours (Mon–Fri).

Text a Librarian

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!

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Make a Consultation

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

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Drop by for Research Help

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

Reference Consultation Room at the Biomedical Library Building, 858-534-5541 (Office Hours only on Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm)

Ask by Phone

Call to get help from a librarian. See also Librarians by Subject Area. If you don't know where to get started call the Information Desk at (858) 534-3336.

Community Members

Services to the community are provided subject to availability of staff and resources.