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Research Assistance

Whether you're looking for a quick fact, a new book to read, or help with in-depth research, the Reference staff at the Central Library is available to assist you.

  Telephone Reference

Call 805-962-7653 to speak directly with library staff during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

   Email Reference

Submit a question to Reference staff:

Please do not submit obituary requests by email. See Obituary Searches or Local History Searches for more information on how to place these types of requests.

Staff will respond to emails as soon as possible. Responses may take several days. For faster assistance, please call the Research Services Desk.

 Visit Research Services

The Research Services Desk is located on the upper level of Central Library

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020
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