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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!

Visit or Call

Visit any of our reference desks or 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.


Ask by Email

Answered within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).


Ask by Chat

Chat now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! A librarian from another academic library may answer your question. UC San Diego libraries will follow up with additional information if needed.


Community Members

Non-UCSD researchers are welcome to ask for assistance using our reference services, but for in-depth research assistance, including database searches or document delivery, contact our fee-based PLUS Information Service.