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Book a librarian: Home

Book a one to one session with a librarian for expert advice and help.

Book a librarian services

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You can book an appointment with an experienced member of library staff if you would like support with: 

  • Finding information on a topic
  • Finding data on a topic
  • Using a particular database/online resource
  • How to cite/reference

Each appointment is 30 minutes, and it can be either on a one-to-one or group basis. 

Our appointments are offered online via Zoom or in-person at the Albert Sloman Library on Colchester Campus. If you are unable to find a time or location that suits you, please complete a 'Book a Librarian' request form to make alternative arrangements. Face-to-face appointments require a week's notice. Please be prepared to wear a face-covering during an in-person appointment. 

Where you can find more support

  • Our Subjects Guides contain resources recommendation for your assignment 
  • Our Skills Guides offer guidance and interactive tutorials to help you develop research skills
  • In our Referencing guide, you can find the refencing style for your department
  • We regularly run workshops on a variety of information skills topics
  • If you cannot make an appointment, you can submit a question and our members of staff will get back to you. 
  • If you have general enquiries or you would like to report problems with accessing resources, please get in touch with us through our enquiry form or our Chat Services.  

What we cannot do

  • We cannot proofread your assignments or correct references for unmarked assignments 
  • Support for Endnote is offered through IT Services. You can find workshops on Endnote in CareerHub and support materials on Moodle.