The librarians are here to help you use the library to its fullest. Please don't hesitate to Ask A Librarian any questions!
The reference librarians at UT are here to help connect you to the information you need. We offer many services in order to meet the information needs of a variety of different patrons, whether you are a student, an instructor, a staff member, clinician, or the general public. We can help you locate materials in our collections or at other libraries, use a variety of reference books, indexes, and databases, and can assist you in finding effective search strategies to streamline your research.
Reference librarians are also available by appointment for one-on-one reference consultation and instruction. Scheduling an appointment allows librarians time to provide in-depth help with your research.
To set up an Individual Appointment:
As a service to their faculty, residents, and staff, the reference librarians at Mulford Library provide a service where they can search the literature for you on a specific topic. Please see the Mulford Library Reference page for details.
Each library location maintains its own reference staff and schedule:
Reference librarians also answer questions over the telephone. Telephone numbers for reference questions are:
Please remember, however, that the person in the library comes first; we may be away from the phone helping another patron. Please leave a message on our voice mail system with your question and a number where we can reach you.
The reference librarians also answer questions submitted through the web or by e-mail:
Questions will be answered within two working days, usually faster.
Chat with a librarian in the Carlson Library Reference Department. If we are not online, see below for alternate means to contact us.
For information on how to reach us in person, by phone, or by e-mail, see the Ask a Librarian page.
Chat with a librarian at the Mulford Library. If we are not online, see below for alternate means to contact us.
For information on how to reach us in person, by phone, or by e-mail, see the Ask a Health Science Librarian page.
Chat with the Engineering Librarian. If we are not online, see below for alternate means to contact us.
For information on how to reach us in person, by phone, or by e-mail, see the McMaster Engineering Library.