Library staff are available to help you begin your research and to assist with class assignments, and research papers and projects. Get started at our Information Desk, get help via email or live chat,  or consult with a subject librarian.  

Need more expert help?  Visit the library to get in-person research assistance.  Subject librarians are available to help you to find information sources for class assignments, term papers and advanced research projects. 

Research consults are available at these locations. Library floor maps are linked to the location name.  The research consult desk on the 2nd floor of Shields Library is staffed by librarians who specialize in the arts & humanities, social sciences and government information.  Drop by, no appointment needed. Science and engineering librarians are available on the 3rd floor of Shields Library by appointment. You can also find physical sciences and engineering, health and medical librarians at their respective libraries.

Shields Library
2nd Floor
10 am – 5 pm (530) 752-9862
Shields Library 3rd Floor Appointments recommended (530) 752-9862
Physical Sciences & Engineering Library Appointments recommended (530) 752‑5511
Carlson Health Sciences Library Monday – Friday
9 am – 5pm
Appointments recommended (530) 752‑7042
Blaisdell Medical Library Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm
Appointments recommended (916) 734‑3529

Ask a question 24/7 through our chat research support service. Your question may be responded to by a librarian from another university, but a UC Davis librarian will follow up with additional information if needed.

Chat with a health sciences librarian during the day for assistance with biomedical, medical, public health or veterinary informational questions.

Submit a quick question using our form. Questions will be acknowledged or answered within one working day.

Contact Your Subject Librarian for expert assistance on particular topics or academic disciplines.

Get oriented to the library. Stop by to get directions, a quick book look up, and other general assistance from a friendly UC Davis student. Information desk students also make referrals to librarians for expert research assistance.  The Information Desk is located on the 1st floor of the Peter J. Shields Library.   Desk hours are Monday – Thursday,  9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Fridays are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Information Desk may be reached at 530-752-9862.  Find more service hours here.Shields Library Information Desk