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Ask a Librarian Service Options

UC San Diego librarians are available to help with your research needs—whatever they may be! Here are all the ways you can ask a librarian for help.

If you don't know where to get started, call the Information Desk at (858) 534-0133.

Ask by Chat

Ask by chat is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! A librarian from another academic library may answer your question. UC San Diego librarians will follow up with additional information if needed.

Ask by Email

Send an email and get a response within 24 hours.

Ask by Text

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Texts received outside these hours (including weekends & holidays) will be answered the following business day.

Text "askucsd" followed by your question to 66746.

For example:

To: 66746
askucsd how late r u open

Save 66746 in your contacts as AskUCSD for easy access!

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Ask by Phone

Call us when you need research help! Hours we're available.

Service Desk Phone Number
Information Desk (858) 534-0133
Research Assistance Desk (858) 822-0450


Schedule a consultation with a subject librarian to focus on your research needs.

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Drop by for Research Help at the Research Assistance Desk in the Geisel Library building, (858) 822-0450

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