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Ways to Contact a Librarian

Ask A Librarian

Online Chat

Get online research help — click the ‘Ask Us’ button available on the header of every library webpage.  If chat is offline, see below for more research assistance.

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


Ask your questions via email.

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



Available: Check the library hours schedule.

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.

Contact a Library Liaison and Subject Specialist

If you have questions that require subject expertise, you may want to contact our Library Liaisons directly.

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

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