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Help with Research

Library staff are available to answer questions and help you develop stronger research skills.

Virtual Appointments


DIY + Online Help

See Libraries during COVID for current access policies

Research Guides + Databases
Tips + Expert Advice


When we're back on-campus

Drop-In Help

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

  • McCabe Library: Research & Info Desk

    Staffed by librarians and RIAs (peer research associates). (Who's at the desk now?)
    Research & Information Desk Hours Spring 2020
    Mon. - Thurs. 11am-10pm
    Fri. 11am-5pm
    Sun. 11am-11pm
  • 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.

Stop by McCabe's Research & Info Desk for quick help from a librarian or RIA.  (Hours & Who's Staffing Now)