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.

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 hours.

Ask by Phone

Call us when you need research help! 858-822-0450 

Hours we’re available.


Make an appointment with a reference librarian to focus on your research needs.

Drop by for Research Help

Research Assistance Desk in the Geisel Library building, 858-822-0450