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Research Help

Have a research question? APU Librarians are available to help at the reference desk, online, by chat, and by email. You may also arrange one-on-one research consultations with subject specialist librarians.

Reference Desks

Visit the reference desks at Marshburn, Darling, or Stamps Libraries, or schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a subject specialist. Patrons may also call for assistance.

The hours below represent research help availability during normal operating hours. Please check the online calendar for special hours during holidays and APU breaks.

Marshburn Reference Desk

(626) 815-6000, Ext. 3270
Liberal arts and sciences, music, business, media center

Research help is available during these hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am-12pm (on call); 2pm-4pm; 6pm-8pm
Fri: 10am-12pm (on call); 2pm-4pm
Sat-Sun: No reference librarian available; please use the AskNow chat service.

Darling Reference Desk

(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5066
Computer science, education, nursing, psychology, special collections

Research help is available during these hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am-12pm (on call); 1pm-5pm; 6pm-8pm
Fri: 10am-12pm (on call); 1pm-4pm
Sat-Sun: No reference librarian available; please use the AskNow chat service.

Stamps Reference Desk

(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5684
Theology, religion, philosophy

Research help is available during these hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am-12pm; 1pm-5pm; 6pm-10pm
Fri: 10am-12pm; 1pm-4pm
Sat: 11am-3pm
Sun: No reference librarian available; please use the AskNow chat service.