Reference Services

  • The reference desk is the first place to go with all of your library questions. During the regular semester, library faculty members staff the reference desk, ready to assist you with questions from the simple to the complex.

    Subject Specialists are here to help

    All of our librarians are specialists in various subject areas. To find out which librarian is a specialist in your subject area, visit the Subject Specialists list where you can find contact information, send an email, or even make an appointment (when times are available) for a comprehensive consultation on your library research process. 

    Can you evaluate my paper?

    Unfortunately, no—while we will help you locate resources to inform your work, and can point you to guides to writing and citing, it would not be appropriate for the library faculty to evaluate your work. Questions regarding your assignment details, how well you are progressing, or whether your project is adhering to the guidelines for your assignment must be directed to your instructor.

    Where can I get more help?

    We offer several services to assist students with their library research. If you’re away from campus or can’t get to the library, send a question to our Ask a Librarian online reference service. Questions about borrowing policy, your library account, and course reserves can be directed to our Circulation Desk at 724-357-2340. Finally, if you need help with library technology, don’t hesitate to visit our Technology Services window.

    Reference Desk Information

    Phone: 724-357-3006 / 866-836-8815


    • MondayThursday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday: Closed