How To: Get Help

Struggling with Your Research?

Ask the information and research experts - you might know them as librarians.

In-Person

Drop In Anytime

Drop by the Reference Room anytime the library is open and get research guidance from a librarian. There is almost always a librarian at the reference desk. If there's not, there is one on call. Feel free to ask us for help - that's why we're there.

Schedule An Appointment

Want to make sure a librarian will have time for a one-on-one consultation with you? Use our online form to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

By Phone

Call the Reference Desk: 973-290-4248

Give us a call, especially if you are having research or technical problems on your computer at home and need someone to walk you through the steps.

Schedule A Telephone Appointment

Want to make sure that a librarian will have time for a one-on-one consultation with you, but can't make it to the library? Use our online form to schedule a telephone appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Online

Mahoney Online

Use our help request form to tell us about your research and what type of information or sources you need. We will email you back within 48 hours (2 working days), but usually sooner.

Instant Messaging

Use the chat window at right to get immediate feedback about your research questions. If we are offline, contact us another way.