Ask a Librarian

Online Chat

Get online research help — click the ‘Ask Us’ button available on the header of every library webpage.  If chat is offline, see below for more research assistance.

Spring 2023 Chat Hours (January 23 – May 17)

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Ask your questions via email:

Available: Anytime. We try to respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) and as soon as possible over weekends and holidays.



Available: Check the library hours schedule.

Visit the North Reading Room (NRR)

Please ask at the desk to be directed to an available librarian.

A professional librarian is available during the semester:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet with a Subject Specialist

Our subject specialist liaison librarians can provide in-depth research assistance for all SBU students, faculty, and staff. 

If you already know which librarian you would like to meet with, you may email them directly. Otherwise, fill out our research consultation form and a subject librarian will contact you!