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Need help? Ask a librarian!

Librarians are available to guide you to appropriate resources for your research project, assist you to develop successful research strategies, and help you search print and electronic resources effectively. There are many ways to get in touch with a CSI librarian:

Chat with a Librarian

Our online chat service is available 24/7. If a CUNY librarian is not available, an academic librarian from one of our partner libraries will assist you.

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Submit a Question

Use our question submission form to email a reference librarian. Submissions are monitored Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm.

Ask a reference librarian

Visit the reference desk

The Reference Desk is on the 1st floor of the Library and is staffed by librarians to provide research assistance on a drop-in basis. No appointment necessary.

View reference desk hours

Schedule a consultation

The Library offers a consultation service open to CSI faculty, staff, or students who would like to meet with a librarian subject-specialist for help with their research.

Request an appointment

Find out how to...

Get answers to frequently-asked questions through our FAQ guide. The FAQ can help you navigate Library resources and services like using Library computers and borrowing or renewing books.

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