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Special note to the Vassar community

Whether you're on- or off-campus, Vassar's librarians are available to help! We can help you navigate electronic resources and databases, construct effective search strategies, and identify sources for your research and coursework.

In Fall 2020, we will continue to meet with researchers using Zoom and other online methods. Please see our Library Services in Fall 2020 page for more information about what to expect this semester. 


EmailContact the Vassar librarians at or consult the Subject Librarians list to find the librarian for your department or program.

Chat (new for Fall 2020!)

In personA librarian is available to chat Monday-Friday, 1-5 PM. 



Schedule a Zoom appointment

Appointment Complete the form on the right side of this page to schedule a consultation with a librarian, and we will provide you with a Zoom meeting link. We can meet with researchers individually or in small groups; if you'd like to schedule a small-group consultation, only one participant needs to fill out the form. Please note that Zoom meetings can be conducted by phone and you do not need to join with video in order to consult with a librarian.

Walk-in assistance

CallWalk-in help from librarians is unavailable during the fall semester, as we are primarily working remotely. Please chat with us, email us at, or schedule a Zoom appointment.

Research guides

Research guideVisit our Research Guides for help with finding subject-specific resources.

Archives & Special Collections

Please visit the Archives & Special Collections Library website for the most current information about services in Fall 2020. Students or faculty who would like to use special collections resources for research, and those with reference questions, should contact

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