Research Help

Research Help

Research Help


As a preventive measure and following the guidance of public health officials, the University Library will be closed until further notice, effective Tuesday, March 17.

The Library is providing services and resources remotely – learn how to access them in our guide.

Subject librarians are available via email for your research questions or click the Chat icon on the bottom right corner of this page.

Thank you for your patience and patronage during this time of change!


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

Chat with a Cal State LA Librarian during our regular research consultation hours: Monday - Thursday 10-6, Friday 10 - 5. Outside of these hours, you can send us an email or connect with a network of librarians around the world using the 24/7 chat service.


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.