Ask A Librarian

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1. Chat with a Librarian. Ask questions with our instant messaging widget, located on the right side of this page and on many other pages.

Available: Mon - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm and some weekend hours during fall and spring semesters.


2. E-mail a Librarian. Ask your questions via e-mail.            

Available: Anytime. We try to respond within 24 hours (Mon.-Fri) and as soon as possible after weekends and holidays.


3. Call a Librarian. 631.632.7110

Available: Check the library hours schedule.


4. Visit the Reference Desk. A professional Librarian can answer your questions at the Reference Desk in the Central Reading Room, Melville (Main) Library.

Available: Check the library hours schedule.


5. Contact a Subject Specialist. If you have questions that require subject expertise, you may want to contact our Subject Specialists directly.


*For the Health Sciences Library: Call 631.444.3099 or email:

*For Other Branches (Music, Chemistry, etc.) and Collections: See this page.