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Learning Online: Library Resources for Students


You can email a librarian at any time with research questions or questions about library services.  There is a  link to email and FAQs on the Library Home Page, as well.

Librarians check email frequently during the business day. Emails sent after 5pm should expect a response the next morning. Emails sent on weekends should allow 24 hours for a response. 



Librarians are available to answer research questions and questions about library services through our chat service. The chat service is available as staffing allows, usually 9-5 M-F. If chat is not available, please email

Access chat through the green button on the library website or through the button below: 

Research Consultation

The library offers appointments for personalized, in-depth consultation services to support the research needs of Columbia College Chicago faculty, students and staff. This service is intended to give you assistance in identifying and locating the resources most useful for the project at hand.

One-on-one appointments with a librarian are available Monday - Friday and are conducted via phone, email, or Zoom. In-person research consultations are not available at this time. 

Request a Research Consultation

If you require assistance within the next 24 hours please contact a librarian via chat or email at Ask a Librarian.