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Research Help

Get help from Library staff about your project or finding an item

Research Help Info


Our chat service is staffed by Cal Poly Humboldt librarians as well as librarians across the globe, so you may not be chatting with a local librarian. If you prefer working with a Cal Poly Humboldt librarian, take a look (below) at the many other ways we can meet with you.

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In-person Drop-in Help

Research Help Desk

Just inside the library main entrance, to the left of the café.

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Special Collections

Third floor, north.

  • Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Email Us

  • Email Us -- a Cal Poly Humboldt librarian will respond during normal business hours and Sundays (2:00-6:00pm).
  • Sunday: Online Reference 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Fall 2022 Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 11:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Campus and Library are closed: Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Fall break hours TBA

Ask a Librarian

Searching for articles, books or other resources? Ask a Librarian! 

If you have a question, need help finding a book, journal article or searching a database, we can help you with your research. 

Research Help Desk

Librarians staff the Research Help Desk Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Email Us

Email replies are usually sent within 24 hours, except holidays and weekends. You can also use this option to set up in-person consultations as well as Zoom, Google Hangouts or other video conferencing.

Call Us

Librarians staff the Research Help Desk Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

First Floor Research Help Desk (707) 826-3418 

Special Collections (707) 826-3419 -- find current hours on the Special Collections homepage.

Find a Librarian

Contact a specific subject specialist librarian to make an appointment for in-depth assistance on your project or assignment. 

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