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Need Help?

Librarians love helping students! We can assist you with planning a research paper, finding the information you're looking for, compiling your works cited list, or evaluating and assessing your sources. There are many ways to get help, don't be shy! 

In Person

Every hour that the library is open, you can come talk to a librarian at the Reference Desk in the middle of the library. The library is open Monday to Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 8:00am - 2 p.m.  Check our hours for updates. 

Online Chat

Online chat reference with a Chabot Librarian: 

  • Monday to Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Online chat is available 24/7. Start a chat using the form in our Ask a Librarian widget or find the tab on the right side of our website. 


You can get research assistance from a librarian over the phone during our open hours at (510) 723-7006 and (510) 723-6764

Text Message

SMS number (510) 439-9623