Ask a Librarian

In Person

Assistance with research and other library services is available at the Library's Reference Desk in Library Annex (LX) 25 during reference hours.

Online Chat

Live chat with a CSU Stanislaus Librarian is available during reference hours. The Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat service is available at other times.


For brief questions, send us a text at (209)314-1801 during research/reference help hours.


For reference assistance by phone, please call 209-664-6558 and ask for a reference librarian. If you get our voice mail, please leave your name and number and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.

For relatively brief questions, send us an email and we will respond within 1-2 business days.

For more in-depth assistance, submit the online form and we will respond within 1-2 business days.