Reference Department is located on the third floor of the library
and houses the Reference Desk, Secured Reference Collection, the
paralegal research collection, and all theses
and dissertations by LIU Brooklyn Campus graduate students.
Reference Department is where you will find reference librarians
to help you locate the print and electronic resources you will need
to begin and, in most cases, complete your research.
librarians are on duty at the Reference Desk every hour that the
Library is open. It is sound research strategy to consult with a
reference librarian as you begin your research to gather the terminology
and be directed to the most appropriate information resources available
for your topic. You may chat with a librarian online using Live
Reference Chat. You may call the Reference Desk at (718)
780-4513 for assistance, chat online, or e-mail a reference
librarian with experience in your subject area by consulting this
list of subject specialists.
Reference Department coordinates library
instruction and course-integrated instruction sessions. To make
arrangements for such a session for your class, stop at the Reference
Desk or fill in the Library
Instruction Online Request Form. Please be aware, classes must
be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
the Reference Room, you will see the room housing the paralegal
research collection (LLC 308-2). Traditional reference tools such
as general and specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies,
biographies, etc., may be found in the Walter Rothschild Reference
Library (Quiet Room: LLC 308-1) on the 3rd floor. Also in this room,
you will find information resources for business and industry research,
career development, and government documents. The collection of
literary criticism is housed to the left of the library's entrence
on the 3rd floor, next to the paralegal research collection (LLC
computers are available for searching electronic information resources:
computers are dedicated to LIU's hundreds of online databases
which offer access to citations, abstracts, and in many cases,
full text articles, conference papers and other special works
in all major subject areas.
- Seven computers
are dedicated to LIUCAT, the online book catalog and general
purpose research. You may find citations to books available
on all campuses in the LIU system.
- Two computers
are dedicated ADA workstations.
- You may
print from all computers for a fee of 10 cents per copy.
Department Faculty and Staff: