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Research Help/Information Services


The mission of the Information Services Department is to serve the educational and intellectual needs of the University and community by facilitating information literacy and by mediating between society's storehouse of knowledge and the patron's specific needs.

To fulfill this mission:

Research Help Hours


Academic Year | Thanksgiving Recess | Winter Recess | Spring Break | Summer



Academic Year 2013/2014 (when classes are in session)
Telephone research help is available when the research help desk is staffed.

1st Floor Research Help Desk (707) 826-3418
Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

3rd Floor Research Help Desk & Humboldt Room (707) 826-3419
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday - Friday 1pm - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

The Humboldt Room is also available by appointment. Contact Joan Berman (826-4939) for more information.

The Library and Campus are closed: Labor Day, Sept. 2; Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20; Cesar Chavez Day, Mar. 31.


Thanksgiving Recess (November 24 - 29, 2013)
Telephone reference is available when the research help desks are staffed.

1st Floor Research Help Desk (707) 826-3418
Sunday, Nov. 24 CLOSED
Monday-Wednesday 10am-1pm

3rd Floor Research Help Desk & Humboldt Room (707) 826-3419
CLOSED

The Humboldt Room is available by appointment. Contact Joan Berman (826-4939) for more information.

The Library and Campus are closed November 28-29.


Winter Recess (December 23, 2013 - January 20, 2014)
Telephone reference is available when the research help desks are staffed.

1st Floor Research Help Desk (707) 826-3418
Monday-Friday* 10am - 1pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

*Closed Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3

3rd Floor Research Help Desk & Humboldt Room (707) 826-3419
CLOSED

The Humboldt Room is available by appointment. Contact Katie LaSala or Carly Marino at 826-5602 for more information.

The Library and Campus will be closed December 24 - January 1 & January 20.


Spring Break (March 16 -21, 2014)
Telephone research help is available when the research help desks are staffed.

1st Floor Research Help Desk (707) 826-3418
Monday-Friday 10am -1pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

3rd Floor Research Help Desk & Humboldt Room (707) 826-3419
CLOSED

The Humboldt Room is available by appointment. Contact Joan Berman (826-4939) for more information.


Summer (May 17 - August 24, 2014)
Telephone research help is available when the research help desks are staffed.

1st Floor Research Help Desk (707) 826-3418
May 19 - August 1 Closed
August 2 - 17 Monday-Thursday 10am - 1pm
August 18 - 24 Monday-Friday 10am - 1pm

3rd Floor Research Help Desk & Humboldt Room (707) 826-3419
May 19 - August 24 Monday-Thursday 1-3pm & by appointment

Contact Joan Berman (826-4939) for more information.

The Library and campus will be closed May 26 and July 4.


Check HSU Library Hours for other Library department hours.