» Ask a Librarian

Librarians are trained professionals who are here to assist you with your research. Reference services are available to the Chapman University community, which includes students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and community card holders.

The general public is welcome to visit the library and has access to open stack collections, the library catalog, and general reference assistance in the library. Priority is given to in-person inquiries. We follow the precepts outlined in the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics

Please select one of the options below to connect with a librarian today. 


Stop by the reference desk for in-person assistance. The reference desk is located on the First Floor of Leatherby Libraries. View reference desk hours. 


Call the reference desk at (714) 532-7714 to speak to a librarian during regular library hours. Click here for reference desk hours. 

E-mail from Students, Faculty, and Staff 

If you have a quick reference questions, please use our Quick Reference form. Below are examples of Quick Reference questions: 

  • Does the library carry The American Journal of Family Therapy?
  • Do you know a good source for locating background and general statistical data on a country?
  • Do you have a DVD of the movie Annie Hall available?


LibChat is available during the hours the Ref Desk is open.

Chat with a Librarian

Individual Research Consultation for Students, Faculty, and Staff 

For in-depth research assistance, please complete our Individual Research Consultation Request form to make an appointment with a librarian. You will be contacted within 2 business days to confirm and schedule your appointment. 

Research and Subject Guides 

Visit our Research and Subject Guides for librarian-created guides to help you get started with your research. 

Questions Regarding Reference Services 

Please direct any questions or comments regarding Leatherby Libraries’ Reference Services to libweb@chapman.edu or (714) 532-7714.