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Research Help

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

Research Help Info

24/7 Chat


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.

For general information, visit our Borrow & Renew FAQ, see the library hours, or see what you have checked out and renew items by logging into your online account.

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Email Us

  • A Cal Poly Humboldt librarian will respond during normal business hours.

In-person Drop-in Help

Research Help Desk

Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm: librarians are available at the Research Help Desk in the library lobby. To arrange for a one-on-one consultation, email us to schedule an appointment.

Friday 12-4:00pm: librarians are available for on-call reference help. Email us with your question or to set up an appointment.

Special Collections

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 1-4:00 pm

Thursday: 1-7:00 pm

  • email archives@humboldt.edu
  • or call Carly Marino at (707) 826-4955 or Sarah Godlin at (707) 826-4072.

Check the Special Collections website for updates and to research online.