Reference Desk

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The Hybrid Reference Desk. 

We have moved to a hybrid reference desk where we will offer a mix of in-person and online services. Some days will be walk-in at the library, other days will be on zoom for drop-in help, we will be on chat every weekday, and available for appointments in-person and online. And we always will be available at

Ask-a-librarian Chat, email assistance, and zoom appointments: 9am-4pm (pacific) on Weekdays.

Chat us to make sure someone will be available in-person if you want to meet at the library.

Generally, a reference librarian is available on-campus Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. However, due to meetings, lunch breaks, projects, and vacation days- we recommend chatting a librarian to find if someone will be available on the day you want to come.


  1. Locate a specific fact, or answer a specific question
  2. Find a particular book, journal, or journal article
  3. Find materials on a particular topic
  4. Provide basic instruction on research skills such as finding journal articles, searching for books, or how to use Biblical reference tools
  5. Assist in using electronic research tools, such as the ATLA Religion Database
  6. Suggest additional avenues for researching a topic
  7. Approve format and paper for thesis and dissertation

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