Research Support:Research Help

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Need help finding a book, researching sources for a paper or project, or just need a little guidance in the library? Our reference services are available to CalArts student, faculty, and staff as well as non-CalArts patrons. 

In person assistance:

UPDATE AS OF 3/12/2020
Due to the measures put in place by the Institute to protect the CalArts community and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the CalArts Library’s physical spaces will be closed until the campus restrictions have been lifted.

Drop-in research help is not available until restrictions are lifted.

Research appointment: If you need in-depth help with your research, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian remotely:

Off-Campus Assistance:
You may contact an individual librarian if there is a specific subject area you need assistance with. You may also email  If you are not sure who to contact:

You can get immediate assistance from a librarian by clicking on the blue “Questions?” button at the bottom of the library’s web pages.

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