Reference service is provided by librarians throughout the University Libraries. Librarians are always scheduled at the Reference Desk in the Reference Department at each campus during regular university hours. Additional Reference Services include:

Ask us!: Email a librarian with your research questions. Response time is usually within 6 hours

One-on-One Reference Appointments: To make a one-on-one Reference Appointment, contact Prof. Lucy Heckman, Head of Reference, Queens Library or Prof. Lois Cherepon, Staten Island Library. You may also contact  Librarian Subject Specialist to schedule a private or small group research consultation.

To contact the Reference Desk on the Queens campus, call 718-990-6727.

To contact the Reference Desk on the Staten Island campus, call 718-390-4460.

To contact the Reference Desk on the Manhattan campus, call 212-277-5135.