Reference Services During Evenings and Weekends - BML

The Biomedical Library Reference Desk is staffed Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. During evening and weekend hours, the Single Service Desk staff is available for assistance with basic reference questions including locating journals and books owned by the library or finding other resources.

For more extensive research help after our reference desk hours, the following options are available:

  • Ask a Librarian Chat Service - chat reference service is available online 24 hours a day.  This is a cooperative service staffed by librarians at many universities, so you might end up talking to someone from another library, but they can get you started and refer you back to local help if they can't answer your specific question.
  • Answers via Email - sends questions just to UCSD libraries.  Normal response time is 24 hours, not counting weekends and holidays.

For unresolved information needs, please contact Penny Coppernoll-Blach, BML Reference Coordinator, at or 858/534-4431.

Last updated: 11/12/2010