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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact a librarian?

Need help? Ask a Librarian!

Librarians are available to guide you to appropriate resources for your research project, assist you to develop successful research strategies, and help you search print and electronic resources effectively. There are many ways to get in touch with a CSI librarian:

Chat with a librarian using the Instant Messaging window in the Ask Us! box

Call the reference desk at: 718-982-4010

E-mail your questions to

Stop by the reference desk on the first floor where a librarian is available to answer your questions from open until 2 hours before the library closes. Library users who need more in-depth or advanced assistance may schedule a research consultation with a subject librarian in their area of study.

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Library users can also refer to the Library FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.