Email and telephone reference services are available to York students, staff and faculty. (See Ask & Services for how to get research help in person or through online chat.)
Email reference is ideal for obtaining brief, factual information about a research topic. More complex questions may need to be discussed in person at the library, but we will try to provide you with initial suggestions to begin your search. The mailboxes will be checked Monday through Friday when the library is open. You will receive a response by 5 p.m. the next weekday.
To phone a reference desk, dial 416-736-2100 and then enter the extension number.
|Circulationemail@example.com x55181||Fines, borrowing and renewing books, renewals, and other circulation-related questions.|
|Scott Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org x55150, option 3||Social sciences, humanities, fine arts|
|Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collectionsemail@example.com x55442||Archival records of both York University and private individuals and non-university organizations focusing particularly on Canadian women, Canadian writers, social reform movements, and the fine arts in Canada (notably dance, film, theatre). Rare books, Canadiana, and the Canadian Pamphlet Collection.|
|Peter F. Bronfman Business Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org x55139||Business|
|Bibliothèque Frost Libraryemail@example.com x66729||Everything on the Glendon campus, with bilingual services. Social sciences and humanities / sciences sociales et lettres|
|Osgoode Hall Law School Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org x55207||Law|
|Map Libraryemail@example.com x33353||Cartographic information, maps, and atlases. Geography|
|Sound and Moving Image Libraryfirstname.lastname@example.org x55508||Music, film and video|
|Steacie Science and Engineering Libraryemail@example.com x55639||Sciences: biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth sciences, mathematics and statistics, medicine and kinesiology, physics, astronomy and space science|