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Research and Information Desk

*Research assistance from librarians during the Fall 2021 semester is being offered via chat during the hours listed below*

The Research & Information area is located on the 1st floor of the library, adjacent to the Spidell Technology Center.

Service Hours

For building hours, please see our Hours page.

Research and Information Desk Hours
Days Fall / Spring Semester Winter / Summer Session
Monday - Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Friday 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Saturday 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
24/7

When CSULB librarians are not available, a 24/7 co-operative of librarians all over the world are there to help via chat. If needed, a CSULB librarian may follow-up with you. When campus is closed for holidays or similar, CSULB librarians will not follow-up until the next business day.

*Post Semester Hours for December will vary each year dependent on the Christmas and New Years holidays.

Research & Information is designed to be a teaching service. Students who find instructional conversations and computer sounds distracting may wish to use the Study Areas on other library floors.

In Research & Information, you will find reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases as well as the Librarians to guide you in your research. Some of the things Librarians will help you with:

  • Locate information for your assignments
  • Identify specific sources available for your research
  • Utilize the newest electronic resources
  • Obtain in-depth assistance with particularly difficult questions.

Make an appointment with the appropriate librarian subject specialist when you need assistance with extensive research questions.