Get research and instruction help from USJ librarians.

Do you need help finding information? The reference staff of the Pope Pius XII Library is available to help both students and faculty.

Student Reference

Reference assistance is available seven days a week during the academic year. For in-depth support, you may arrange a private research consultation with a reference librarian. Appointments may be requested by submitting this form or by calling 860.231.5435.

Faculty Reference

USJ faculty can schedule research instruction sessions for their classes by submitting this form or by calling the Library at 860.231.5435, or visiting the Library. Instructional sessions can be conducted in the Library, in your classroom, or in a Network Center classroom.

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