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Reference Services

The Point Park University Library offers a variety of reference services to assist students, faculty, and staff in all informational needs. To see how the library can assist you in your research please email the Library at library@pointpark.edu or call (412) 392-3171. Listed below are some of the general Reference Services the Library provides.

Reference Desk

The Library's Reference Desk is located on the first floor of the library. The reference desk is manned every hour the library is open with Reference Staff ready to assist in all manner of research.

Research Consultation

The Library reference staff offers individualized research consultations. Research consultations are an excellent opportunity to get individualized help from a reference librarian in finding and using electronic databases, print material, PointCat (the library's online catalog), and other resources. To schedule a Research Consultation please email library@pointpark.edu or call (412) 392-3171.

E-mail Reference Service

Simply send your question to the Library by clicking on Ask a Question. Please include your name, phone number, e-mail address, and your question.

Library Instant Messaging Service

IM Your Library is a reference service via Instant Message that can be accessed from the Library's home page. Simply type in your question and a Library staff member will assist you.

Please consult the Library's Reference Policies for more information.