Ask a Librarian


Five easy ways to get research and reference help


Chat online with a librarian 24 hours/7 days a week.


Email us through our web form with your questions.
Replies sent within 24 hours (except weekend and holidays).


Call us for general help at (212) 772-4187.
Lines are open when the Reference Desk is open. (See Library Hours.)

  Visit the Library and ask us.
The Reference Desk is on Floor 3 of the Main Library.
  Schedule a Research Consultation.
Best for in-depth assistance with complex research assignments. Individual and Group appointments available.