Research Help

Research Help

Research Help


The Library Building is Open.

Access services and resources remotely – learn how to access them in our guide.

Subject librarians can provide research help via email or chat  (click the Chat icon on the bottom right corner of this page).


We will continue to offer research assistance while the library building remains closed. Here are all of the ways you can receive research help remotely:

By Chat     Online Chat

Click on the yellow floating "Chat Icon" to start a chat with a Cal State LA Librarian.  Our chat service is available: Monday - Thursday 10-6 & Friday 10-5.  Outside of these hours, you'll be connected to a librarian who is part of the CSU system-wide 24/7 chat network. 

By Appointment     By Zoom Appointment

If you have an in-depth research question and would like to have a research consultation session with a librarian in your subject area, please consult our Library Subject Specialists directory and contact the librarian for your College/Department.

By Email   Email a Librarian 

Available to current students, faculty & staff of Cal State LA with University email accounts.   Ask a Librarian your question.