Contact a Librarian

How We Can Help

Research assistance is available via chat, email, phone, video conferencing, or in-person in the Research Librarians' office (RIC 106).

Research librarians can assist with:

  • Navigating through and using library resources
  • Tracking down a specific source
  • Refining your search topic
  • Database search strategies
  • Citation formatting
  • And more!

Research Assistance Hours

Mon, Wed: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tues, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Note: Librarian availability can vary due to instruction, meetings, and other obligations.

How to Contact Us


  • Email a question to the Research Librarians.
  • Responses to email questions can be expected the same day or the following business day.


  • Main Library Line: (716) 839-8243
  • Research Librarian Office: (716) 566-7847

Schedule a Meeting

  • Request an Appointment with a librarian for help with your research.
  • Can't make it to campus? Not a problem! We're happy to set up a virtual meeting via video conferencing. Simply note this in the Request Form.

In Person

  • Walk-up assistance is available at the Research Librarians' office in RIC 106 and at the Research Help Desk outside the office door.


  • Have a quick question for us? Use our chat service to connect directly with one of our Research Librarians.
  • Click the "Chat with a Librarian" box located on the bottom right corner of this page to begin a chat session. If no librarian is available, you can always leave us a message and we'll get back to you within 1 business day.