For Students

Working with a librarian is an excellent way to get the assistance you need to complete your assignments.  We can help you learn skills that will save you time and effort and enable you to use your time more effectively.

Librarians are available to help you:

  • Learn about the types of resources available to you
  • Learn what types of resources are best for your particular assignment or project
  • Learn how to find and request items from other libraries
  • Use databases more skillfully
  • Understand the difference between popular, scholarly, and/or peer-reviewed publications
  • Understand how and why you must properly cite your research

There are many ways to work with a librarian, and you can choose the way that best meets your needs. You can contact the on-call Reference Librarian between 10am and 6pm during the academic year and 8:30am and 4:30pm during the summer. We are available:

Individual Appointments

If you have a question that requires a little more time, you can make an individual appointment with any of the Reference Librarians at a mutually convenient time. Individual appointments allow you to get assistance on longer assignments and papers from librarians who have a good perspective on how you can best accomplish your research goals.

For Faculty

Faculty who would like to work with a Librarian can visit the Library Instruction and Subject Liaison pages for further information on our services and programs.

MacPhaidin Library provides informational resources that support the College's academic programs. Its goal is to provide faculty and students with the material and services needed for effective teaching, learning and research.