Reference Department

Reference staff can help you navigate library resources so you can get your work done. We offer reference assistance (in person, email, chat, phone), subject consultations, in-class instruction, and workshops.

Questions? Contact us at: 410-455-2346
Email the Reference Department
Fax: 410-455-1906

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Quick Reference Help

Visit Us

Stop by the Library’s first floor Reference Desk to get help with your research or an assignment.

Chat with Us

Chat is available during Reference Desk service hours.

Email Us

Reference staff will respond as soon as possible, often within 24 hours.

Phone Us

Call the Reference Desk at 410-455-2346 or consult the Staff Directory to contact a staff member directly.

Research Consultations

Did you know that you can make an appointment to meet with a librarian and get help doing your research? Subject Librarians can:

Contact a Subject Librarian to schedule a personalized, one-on-one research consultation.

Workshops and Tutorials

Learn about upcoming library workshops on a variety of research topics.

Pick the video or text tutorial you need and learn at your own pace.

Subject Guides

Subject specific resources are available through the Library’s subject guides.

Library Instruction

Library instruction engages students in creative and critical thinking about research and information resources. Our work supports students as knowledge creators, lifelong learners, and participants in scholarly conversations. Instruction librarians can:

Faculty members, please contact a Subject Librarian to discuss your instructional goals and options for how to reach them. Use the Instruction Request Form to schedule a session for your class.