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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
  • Summer 2019:  We'll answer your email within 24 hours, M-F.
  • During the academic year:  Chat is available whenever McCabe's Research & Info Desk is staffed.
Call us!   

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

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.

When classes are in session
  • Meet with one of our Research & Info Associates. RIAs are student consultants who can help you get started with a research project, find articles and books, and learn more about library resources.
  • For drop-in help, stop by McCabe's Research & Info Desk and talk with a librarian or a RIA.


Online Help:  Research Guides

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