Dwight Marvin Library

Services for Students

Make a Research Appointment with a Librarian

During regular library hours, a librarian can assist you with finding research database articles, books or websites by scheduling a face-to-face or virtual appointment. A virtual appointment offers you the opportunity to receive assistance using your own computer/device using Zoom, a free online meeting tool similar to Skype, Google Hangouts and FaceTime. Once an appointment is made, a librarian will send a confirmation email stating the date and the time. Included in this reply will be a link for the virtual appointment.

To arrange for an individual one hour face-to-face or virtual appointment with a librarian, complete the form below at least 24 hours before the research appointment is needed.

Once your request for an appointment has been received, you will receive a confirmation email from either the librarian instruction coordinator or from the librarian who will meet with you. Please note, we do our best to accommodate one of the two dates you have requested. In a situation when librarians have previous appointments, or are not available, you may be requested to provide other dates to meet.

Writing assistance is provided by writing specialists in the Writing and Research Center and must be arranged separately from a research appointment.

If you need assistance immediately, come to the Library during an off-peak time when a librarian may be able to provide uninterrupted assistance on a walk-in basis. We suggest weekdays before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Also, anytime on Saturdays. (See Library Hours)