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In Person

Come by the desk on 2nd floor of Student Union & Library building.

Virtual Reference Appointments

The library uses screen sharing software that will allow you to see the librarian’s computer screen from your computer off campus to view a personalized demonstration on using library resources.  Contact your subject specialist to make an appointment.  At the time of your appointment, just click on the Virtual Reference Room to get started.


E-mail or contact a Liaison (Subject Specialist)


Call the reference desk at 219-989-2676.

Contact SAMMY CHAPMAN – Business & Science Librarian at 219-989-2903 for Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Mathematics & Computer Science.

Contact SHEILA REZAK – Education Librarian at 219-989-2677 for Behavioral Sciences, Fitness, Wellness & Sports, Education, General Studies (GNS), History & Political Science.

Contact LAN SHEN – Humanities Librarian at 219-989-2678 for Communication & Creative Arts, Engineering, English & Philosophy, Foreign Languages & Literature, International Programs, Technology.


Text your reference questions to (219) 228-7974.  Librarians are available during the reference hours listed above to answer your questions via text message.  Reference questions received outside of reference hours will be answered during the next reference period.   Standard text messaging rates apply.