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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.

Research Help & Instruction

Ask a Librarian


EmailContact the Vassar librarians at or consult the Department & Program Librarians list to find the librarian for your subject area.

Research guides

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


In personOnline chat assistance from a librarian is available to chat Monday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM.



Schedule a research consultation

Appointment Complete the form on the right side of this page to schedule a research consultation, or visit this page.

A research consultation is an in-depth conversation with a librarian that's focused on what you need, no matter where you are in your research process. Librarians can meet with you in person or over Zoom. We are also happy to 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. 

Research consultations aren't just for research papers! We can also help with fellowship applications and grant proposals, scholarly publishing, creative projects, and course or assignment development. 

Library workshops

Music Library

Research help is available from the librarians in the George Sherman Dickinson Music Library, located in Skinner Hall. Email Music Librarian Sarah Canino ( for research help or to make an appointment for a research consultation. Walk-in help is available in the Music Library on weekdays, 8:30 AM-5 PM (1-4 PM during breaks). 

Archives & Special Collections

Please visit the Archives & Special Collections Library website for the most current information about services for researchers. Email with any questions about using special collections resources for research. 

Department & Program Librarians

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