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Research Help Desk

We’re open to help YOU with online service during Reading Break.
During online service hours, use the chat box above to speak with a CapU librarian.

READING BREAK: February 19 - 23, 2024

Day Online
Monday closed
Tuesday 1 - 3pm 
Wednesday noon - 2pm
Thursday noon - 2pm
Friday closed



AskAway provides convenient and expert chat reference help to post-secondary students, instructors, and researchers. Connect with friendly and professional AskAway service providers, who respond to questions ranging from circulation to in-depth research to citations.

AskAway's chat hours are:

Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. - 5p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. - 9p.m.

If the Research Help Desk and AskAway are closed, you can email and the next available librarian will respond to you.

Library Services

For borrowing and access questions, you can email us at

Do you know who your librarian is?

Check the list of Librarians by area of study and email directly for help.

A Librarian can help you with your research by giving advice on:

  • The best places to find articles, books and other resources
  • How to use the available tools, including databases and the library catalogue
  • Where to find information on citing your sources
  • How to plan your research strategy


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