For Individuals:

Reference Librarians are happy to work with students individually or in small groups. You may reach us in four ways:

Call or Stop by

Call 610-660-1904 during Information Desk Hours or stop by the Information Desk

Instant Messaging Reference 24/7

SJU Live Help

During normal Information Desk Hours an SJU Librarian is Online and will answer your question.


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When our SJU Librarians are Offline, try using this service where your questions will be answered 24/7 by a Librarian outside of the University. (more)

Ask a Librarian! web-based email form

The Saint Joseph's University community may submit a question or concern directly to the Reference staff through a web-based email form
An email response will be sent within 24 hours during the business week, and within 48 hours on weekends.

By Appointment

Make an appointment for a consultation:

The Saint Joseph's University community may make an appointment with a reference librarian for assistance with an extensive research project. The appointment may be in person or via telephone. Simply fill out our appointment form and a Reference staff member will contact you.

For Classes:

In addition, we encourage Faculty members to arrange for class instruction sessions. Librarians will tailor classes to the specific research needs of the students in your courses. Please call the Information Desk at 610-660-1904 to arrange a time and date.