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There are many ways to get help from a librarian:

Call us

Call the Research Help Desk at (916) 484-8458 for research help and other questions. Call the Circulation Desk at (916) 484-8455 for questions about your library account, renewals, overdue fines, holds, etc.

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Email Us

  • This service is for emailing the Library. Do not use this service to contact your instructor.
  • This service is intended for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Questions from non-affiliated users will only be answered if their question concerns resources unique to the ARC library.
  • A librarian will provide brief answers to factual questions or suggest research strategies. We recommend that students come to the Research Help Desk for in-depth research help.
  • We normally respond within 24 hours (Monday through Friday) when school is in session. If you need immediate assistance call the Research Help Desk at (916) 484-8458. During intersession, call (916) 484-8455 for assistance.

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Research Appoinments

Research Appointments are one-on-one, in-person sessions with a librarian. Note that research appointments must be made at least two business days in advance. Schedule your appointment now.

Library Information


Dr. Charles "Kale" Braden
Associate Vice President of Instruction and Learning Resources
Library third floor
(916) 484-8408

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4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841-4217
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