Ask A Librarian

Ask us by phone

Contact the Public Services Desk at (614) 292-4861. If your question requires more in-depth assistance, you will be referred to a librarian or other appropriate personnel. You may also contact your liaison librarian directly.

Ask us by email

Use the Ask A Librarian Question Form to ask an Ohio State Health Sciences Library (HSL) librarian your question. Our goal to answer these questions within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.

Ask us in person / virtually

Public Services staff are available all hours the library is open to assist with basic requests such as accessing databases and full text journal articles and basic search functions.

Librarians provide in-depth consultations and are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with a librarian, contact your college's/school's liaison. Same day appointments are not always available, so please schedule in advance. Please see Location and Parking.

Request a customized instructional session

Health sciences librarians can provide customized instruction sessions customized to the information needs of the Ohio State health sciences community. Please fill out the Class / Group Instruction Request Form for more information.