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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) 534-3336.


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
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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) 534-3336
Research Assistance Desk (858) 822-0450

Consultations

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

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    Drop by for Research Help
  • Research Assistance Desk in the Geisel Library building, (858) 822-0450
  • Reference Consultation Room at the Biomedical Library Building, (858) 534-5541 (Office Hours only on Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

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