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Ask A (Science) Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Science librarians are available to answer your questions in a variety of ways.

Visit us to receive in-person reference and research assistance. Walk in hours are available from 2-4pm Mon-Fri in the Science & Engineering Library (NoCo 4th floor)

Make an appointment to meet with a librarian subject specialist for a consultation about your library research.

IM us at askuscolumbia via AOL, Google, or MSN. Or click HERE to access our chat widget. Chat Hours.

E-mail your reference question to: ref-sci@columbia.edu to request research assistance.

Text us from your mobile phone at (215) TEXT-CUL or (215) 839-8285. More info



The Columbia University Libraries have re-launched their Ask-A-Librarian web page.  All contact  points are available on one streamlined page including an easier IM widget:

Summer hours for the Ask-A-Librarian service are Mon-Fri; from 1-4pm.




We phonehave also added a new service that lets you send and receive answers to your questions via text message. 
Text us from your mobile phone at (215)TEXTCUL or (215)839-8285. More info about texting a Librarian




IM a Librarian!


Have a library related question? Chat with a Librarian through instant messaging.

The Library’s chat reference service has been expanded to  include 3 weekday evenings. The service is now offered:

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, from 1-9pm;
Wednesdays & Fridays from 1-5pm

The Library’s IM service can be found on the Ask-A-Librarian web page: