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Library staff can support your research, whether you're starting your first paper or publishing your 5th book.

Chat with us!  (Not available? Email
  • Chat is available (see below) whenever McCabe's Research & Info Desk is staffed.
  • If we're not available, your question will be sent via email and someone will respond within 24 hours!
Drop-in Help

Stop by a library to get research help - no appointment necessary. 

  • McCabe Research & Information Desk:  Currently closed for holiday break. Research Desk hours will resume in January 2020. 
  • Cornell Science Library
    • When the librarian is available: 8:30am - 4:30pm weekdays
  • Underhill Library
    • When the librarian is available: 9:00am - 4:30pm weekdays
  • McCabe Library - (610) 328-8477
  • Cornell Science & Engineering Library - (610) 328-8262
  • Underhill Performing Arts Library - (610) 328-8232
  • Friends Historical Library - (610) 328-8496
  • Peace Collection - (610) 328-8557
Meet with a Librarian  (or a RIA)

Talking with a librarian can be helpful at any stage in the research process. Swarthmore's librarians specialize in different areas of research - find your subject specialist below.

Research & Information Associates (RIAs) can help you start research projects and learn about library resources.

Online Help: Research Guides
Research Tips