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While the Library is closed, all the services below are still available. You can even get help 24/7 using our Live Chat

NOTE: By using our Ask a Librarian online services you agree not to send any question or content that is illegal, harassing, libelous, threatening, harmful, or obscene, and does not violate any applicable laws. Violations of these rules will be reported to the California State University, Northridge Police Department and will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

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Ask Us by Chat

Live Chat: CSUN and non-CSUN librarians answer your questions 24/7.

Ask Us By Text

Text a Librarian: We now offer free text messaging reference services (standard message rates apply). Text us your questions at (818) 900-2965. Service hours Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. More about Text a Librarian

Ask Us By Appointment

By appointment with a Librarian Subject Specialist.

Ask Us By Telephone

Telephone: Call us at (818) 538-7814 to speak to a librarian. The phone will be staffed from 9:00-5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. You can also leave a message with your name, telephone number, and a brief description of your topic.