Research and Reference Assistance
We offer reference and research help in-person at the Research Assistance Desk, on the main (2nd) floor, Monday through Friday. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm and Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
In addition to meeting with us at the Research Assistance Desk, you can:
- Chat with a librarian or student research assistant (on the library homepage)
- Text us: 616-214-3355
- Call us: 616-526-6307
And anytime, you can:
- E-mail us (best for less urgent requests)
- Make an appointment with a Research librarian for more challenging questions
- Check our Library FAQ
And you're always welcome to check out our Get Connected! guide, which gives an orientation to the library's services and resources for both on-campus and distance students.
Research and Reference Assistance - Summer 2022
This summer, beginning on May 2, Hekman librarians will be available to help you with research, both basic and advanced.
You can also contact us by using our online chat when it is active on the library homepage.
- For the summer, online chat will be available Monday-Friday, 12pm-4pm.
If chat is not active, please text us anytime at the number provided on our homepage (616-214-3355), and a librarian will respond when we are on chat again.
You can also use these resources to get your questions answered:
The library is open to the public. We do not require masks to be worn; that is up to each guest's discretion. However, this may change at any time, so watch the Calvin COVID response page for details.