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Library Research Tools and Assistance: Research Assistance

Learn more about the various tools available to help you with your library research!

Research Help

Research Librarians are here to assist you with your research! In addition to visiting the research desk you may also work with them in a manner that is most convenient for you.  This includes by phone, through email, and by making a research consultation appointment.

COVID-19 Updates

The Library building is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our staff, services, and resources are still available online. See Library COVID-19 Response for more information.

Research Consultations

Sometimes you may wish to have more time with a librarian for some focused research assistance. Consider making an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation. These appointments are ideal ways to spend quality, uninterrupted time with a librarian. By making an appointment, the librarian is well-prepared for your visit and can provide you with the best possible assistance. If meeting in person is not convenient for you, librarians are also able to meet with you online.

Ask a Librarian - Email

A librarian checks for email questions at least once a day; excluding weekends, holidays, and unscheduled closings. Send your email questions to

This service is primarily for Frostburg State University students, staff, and faculty, but questions from the community are also welcome.


On Call Reference Help

Reference Librarians are available for chat help via Microsoft Teams. Click the "Chat with a Librarian" button below to get started!


  • Monday-Friday: 11am-5pm
Chat with a librarian. Requires log in to Microsoft Teams with FSU email. Non-FSU patrons can email for help.