Ask a Librarian

Research Help Desk

We're open to help YOU with both in person and online service.

During online service hours, use the chat box above to speak to a CapU librarian.

January 9 - April 14, 2023

Day Online In-person
Monday 9-11:30 a.m.
3-6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday 9-11:30 a.m.
5-5:30 p.m.
1-5 p.m.
Wednesday 9-11:30 a.m.
4:30-6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9-11:30 a.m.
3-6:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday  9-11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m


Looking for virtual assistance when we're offering in-person help or closed?
Use AskAway chat

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

Note: Due to librarian shortages, the Research Help Desk may have to reduce hours occasionally. Please check the Library home page for notices about unscheduled closures. Help is available from AskAway during these periods.


Available 7 days a week - check the hours hereWhen the Research Help Desk is closed, you can chat with an AskAway librarian. They can answer all the same kinds of questions a CapU librarian can.

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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