Library Reference Consultation Request

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About Reference Consultations
Research assistance is available on a walk-in basis at the Service Desk during many of the Library's regular hours. However, if you are working on a detailed and complex research assignment you may find it beneficial to set up a Reference Consultation to meet one-on-one with a Librarian to discuss your question or project.

Reference Consultation Request Form

Macalester Student
Macalester Faculty
Macalester Staff

How long is a session?
Sessions generally last between 15-60 minutes, depending upon your topic and situation. Consultations are available Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, but are not necessarily available immediately. Library staff need a few days to determine schedule availability so please plan accordingly.

How do I request a session?
To request a Reference Consultation, please complete the form below. Please provide detailed information where appropriate.

Please Note
This service is available to currently enrolled students and current staff and faculty members at Macalester College.