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Ask a Librarian

Need help over the summer?

Vassar librarians are here over the summer to help! Send us an email or a text, or fill out the consultation form to schedule an appointment. Please note the Libraries' summer hours

Text a Librarian

Text with a Vassar librarian! Send your quick questions to:


The fine print: Feel free to text us anytime, and we'll reply during our regular working hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5 PM). This is not a functioning phone number; it's only for texts. 


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 Vassar librarians is available during the academic year, 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. 

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

Schedule a Research Consultation