Librarians do not have to be onsite to provide any of these reference services.
Library provided research and user guides are established for many classes to help students find appropriate content. These “libguides” are kept up to date by the library staff and are modified as changes in projects and course content becomes evident.
We keep an Ask a Librarian page current, or contact us through your preferred means below.
Chat With US
We provide 24/7 chat to assist students with projects and answer reference questions. Via the library webpages students can chat with a librarian at their point-of-need.
E-mail, Text or Call Us
Reference requests are also handled via email (Reference@ or personal staff emails) and of course by telephone. Office telephones can be forwarded to personal cell phones without a disruption in service.
Text: (336) 289-9974
Google Talk: HPULibraries
firstname.lastname@example.org (336) 841-9101
email@example.com (336) 841-9102
firstname.lastname@example.org (336) 841-9103
...or find your Subject Liaison to contact.
Make an Appointment to Meet (Virtually)
Students, faculty and staff can make a reference appointment via the scheduler. These links can be found on most library and database pages.
We can provide reference services for students who are not on campus via phone or a screen sharing program provided by IT. A librarian can share their screen with a patron to help them with a search or other reference query.
Just be sure to indicate that you want to meet virtually when you fill out the request form.