Reference Assistance

Reference Desk

Miramar's Reference Librarians are here to help you. They can assist you in finding specific answers to your questions, guide you in effective research and database search strategies, or help you find materials to check out. If you need more comprehensive information than the Miramar Library/LRC can offer, our reference librarians can also help direct you to other libraries in the San Diego region.

In-Person Questions

We invite you to come to the library and meet with a reference librarian in person for assistance with your research projects or information needs. The Reference Desk is located to your left as you enter the library. If you have a question about an instructor's assignment, please bring us your syllabus or a handout detailing the assignment.


Assistance by telephone is available during the library's business hours.
Call (619) 388-7310 to be transferred to a reference librarian.

Online Chat Reference--from National Network of Librarians

Research help may also be available through the "Ask a Librarian" online chat reference network. Please note, however, that this service is staffed by a cooperative network of professional librarians throughout California, the U.S., and worldwide.

Please note:
For questions specific to our local campus ... or for in-depth research assignments, you will want to contact the local Miramar Library team (in contrast to the National Network).  Please call the Miramar College Library directly at (619) 388-7310 and ask to speak to a reference librarian. Or, come to the reference desk in person.