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Resources for Staff Members: Research Assistance

Research Assistance

Laura Baines

Outreach Assistant


Laura Baker

Outreach Librarian


Jenny Colvin

Assistant Director for Outreach Services


Mary Fairbairn

Outreach Librarian


Steve Richardson

Outreach Librarian


Patricia Sasser

Music and Outreach Librarian


Andrea Wright

Science and Outreach Librarian


Libby Young

Outreach Librarian



Ask A Librarian

There are 5 ways to get help with your research:

  • visit us at the Research Assistance Desk
  • call us individually or we can be reached at the Research Assistance Desk (x2195)
  • email us individually or use the departmental email address:
  • chat with us via the chat widget on the library homepage
  • text us at 864-214-7172

Research Assistance Desk Hours

Whether you're looking for a book, searching for articles in one of the library's databases, or scanning microfilm, we're happy to assist. We can show you how to use the library's catalog and databases effectively and efficiently.


Research Assistance Desk hours during the academic year:

Monday - Thursday 10 am - midnight
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm - midnight


Where is the Research Assistance Desk?

The Research Assistance Desk is located on the entry level of the James B. Duke Library. To visit our offices, please feel free to walk behind the desk and down the hallway. 


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