Get Help

A librarian helps a patron at the Research Help desk

Research librarians can help you to search for articles, books, statistics, datasets, and more! We can also help you to explore and focus your research topic, and to collect, organize, and cite your sources.

Ways to Get Research Help

Drop-in: Stop by the Research Help Desk on Goldfarb 1 for in-person help from a librarian.

Consultation: Schedule a research consultation with a subject librarian or specialist; consultations can be offered in person or online via Zoom. 


Chat: Use the "Chat with a Librarian" button on any of the Research pages to chat with a librarian.

Phone: 781-736-4627


Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Breaks and Summer Semesters: 
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

The Research Help Desk & Online Chat are closed on staff holidays when classes are not in session.

Research Consultation

Every undergraduate major and graduate program at Brandeis has a librarian who specializes in that area of research. We are happy to discuss your research! Email your liaison or set up an online appointment!

We are delighted to set up an appointment to discuss your research or project virtually, by phone, or in person.  We can deliver virtual access to collections whenever possible via Zoom, and in-person research appointments are available Monday-Friday from 10 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Please contact / 781-736-4657 for appointments and questions, or visit our website for more information.

Helpful Resources

Find the resources you need for a specific topic.

Find the resources you need for specific Brandeis classes.

Report an issue with a database, e-book or e-journal.

Suggest the purchase of a book, journal, DVD or other scholarly resource.

For issues with your library account or borrowed items, or general inquiries about the library and library services, please email

Main Library Desk

For general information needs during Library open hours, visit or contact our Information and Borrowing desk in Goldfarb Library, 781-736-5626.

Find out about EndNote and Zotero and how to use them to manage your citations.

The Brandeis Library is dedicated to providing access and services to all members of the Brandeis community. Get detailed information on assistive services, book retrieval, parking, and more.

Find service points and collections throughout the Goldfarb and Farber buildings.

We are here to help!

Students view materials in Archives & Special Collections
We’re happy to assist at any stage of the research process—whether you are exploring possible topics, identifying sources, analyzing data, or polishing your bibliography.