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Research & Reference Services at RL

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  • Information Literacy Instruction
    The library's information literacy instruction program is designed to introduce students to the resources and research strategies that they will need to succeed in their academic programs and beyond. ILI takes a variety of forms including general introduction to the library and its resources, course-specific instruction, and individualized instruction. Use our online forms to request a class in the library or, if you prefer, in your classroom or other site—we have a dozen laptops on a cart, enabling us to flexibly tailor sessions to your needs. Contact Ruth Perkins at 610-683-4608 to learn more.

  • Research Guides
    Convenient web tools developed by Rohrbach librarians to help students with their research.

  • Library Tours
    Please contact the Information Desk at 610-683-4480 to arrange a library tour.

  • Telephone Reference
    Please call 610-683-4165 for reference assistance by telephone. An on-call librarian available in the building during the scheduled reference hours (till 8pm every day but Saturday during regular semesters) to help you.

  • Text Us a Question
    Text short queries to 610-915-8812 and get quick answers on your phone via SMS.

  • Individual Research Consultation
    Reference librarians are available to provide individual research help by appointment. Please contact Ruth Perkins at 610-683-4608 to arrange a date and time.

  • Ask for the Research Librarian at the Information Desk
    Reference librarians are on duty Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ask for the reference librarian at the Information Desk. 

  • IM Chat
    Consult with a professional librarian any time, day or night, via this 24/7 service of which Rohrbach Library is a member.

  • Email Reference
    If you don’t find your question in our knowledge base, send it to us and get a Rohrbach librarian's response by email within 24 hours when classes are in session—but usually much more quickly.