Research Assistance

During the academic year when classes are in session, librarians or trained paraprofessional staff are available at the Reference Desk for one-on-one research help.

The Reference Desk is located on the library's first floor near Sylvia's coffeeshop. No appointment is necessary.

Reference Desk Hours:
Monday - Thursday:

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
     - Other times by appointment

Phone: 563.589.3770

Each academic department is assigned a librarian to assist with advanced research in majors, The list of liaison librarians is available at: Appointments preferred.

For video tutorials and instructions on basic library functions, see How Do I? page:

Also consult the research guides, which provide research tips for many majors/courses. Browse all guides at: