Ask A Librarian

Librarians at CSM are here to answer any questions you have about doing research, obtaining sources for your classes assignments or any other questions you may have about using library materials, services or technology!

DROP-IN

You can stop by the CSM Library's reference desk to ask any questions you may have - no appointment necessary.

Available whenever the library is open (see Library hours).

INSTANT MESSAGE (IM) / CHAT

Use the chat window on the right, or IM directly using one of the IM clients and user names listed here.

Available when the library is open (see Library hours).

PHONE

You can call us at 650-574-6232 and we'll answer your questions over the phone.

Available whenever the library is open (see Library hours).

TEXT / SMS

To send a text / SMS message to a CSM Librarian, send your message to 650-276-0632. Standard messaging rates apply.

Available whenever the library is open (see Library hours).

*Note: be sure to include the 650 area code, even if sending from a phone with a 650 number.

EMAIL

Use this form to email your questions to the CSM Librarian. Please allow 48 hours for a response Monday through Thursday, and longer on Friday, weekends, and holidays.

*Note: email service is not available when classes are not in session (i.e. intersession breaks and holidays)