Get Help

Brandeis Library continues to be dedicated to supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the campus community.  In order to maintain physical distancing requirements, we have moved our research help services online. 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

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


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


2020-21 Academic Year: Librarians are doing what we can to support community members in different time zones. You may find that librarians are available to chat outside of our normal chat hours. If chat is not available, please email us at and we will respond as soon as we are able. In-person drop-in sessions at the Research Help Desk will not be available this semester.

Fall & Spring Semesters:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

Breaks & Summer Semesters: 
Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 be contacted and to set up an online appointment to discuss your research!

We are delighted to set up an online or telephone appointment to discuss your research or project, and will continue to deliver virtual/remote access to collections wherever possible. When the virtual/remote option is not a solution, in-person research appointments are available for current students, faculty, and staff of Brandeis University on select days of the week, as determined by staff availability. Please contact / 781-736-4657 for appointment times.

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, 781-736-4670.

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

The Library offers support for researchers who are conducting systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects (scoping reviews, integrative reviews, rapid reviews, etc.).

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.