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Reference and Information Services

About the Reference Desk

Do you have basic questions about how to use the Library?  Look for the "Questions? Ask Here!" sign on the 1st floor of the Central Library (see hours) for help with:

Ask US


  • Finding information on a topic
  • Searching library catalogs, article databases, and the internet
  • Locating facts and statistics
We also...
  • Answer questions about the services and resources of the UTA libraries
  • Refer people to information sources beyond the library

About the Research Help Desk

Do you need to sit down with a librarian or writing center consultant for help?  In our Research Help area (also on the 2nd floor) you can get in-depth, supportive help with:


  • all stages of the research process from understanding assignments, writing papers, to citing sources
  • copyright, scholarly publishing, and research alerts
  • GIS, datasets, and statistics
  • specialized reference expertise and searching assistance
Fall & Spring Semesters
Librarian Assistance available
(thru 12/06/12)
4pm-6pm 4pm-6pm 4pm-6pm 4pm-6pm closed closed
GIS Assistance available
 closed 3pm-5pm
 closed 1pm-3pm
 closed 10am-2pm

You can also make an appointment for in-depth assistance. Appointments may be scheduled by contacting your subject librarian.

You can also use our Ask A Librarian service where you can search for answers to your questions. If it's not there, you can chat, TXT, or tweet us! And yes, we also still answer email and the phone!

Reference Desk Hours

Regular Hours
Fall & Spring Semesters
8am-midnight 8am-midnight 8am-midnight 8am-midnight 8am-6pm 9am-6pm
Summer Semster 10am-10pm 8am-10pm 8am-10pm 8am-10pm 8am-10pm 8am-6pm 9am-6pm
Exceptions to Regular HoursSunMonTueWedThuFriSat
Labor Day   8am-8pm          
Thanksgiving       8am-8pm closed 9am-6pm  
Winter Break 10am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm
Spring Break
10am-6pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm
Finals Week (Fall & Spring)
        close @ midnight close @ midnight
Memorial Day
        8am-10pm closed  
Summer Intersessions
close @ 8pm close @ 8pm close @ 8pm close @ 8pm close @ 8pm

For more information on Reference and Research Services please contact your librarian or the Coordinator of Information Services, Suzanne Beckett.


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