Research Help



Today8am - 8pm

Tomorrow8am - 8pm

Visit the library, or contact a librarian to discuss your research.

Research Help Desk

Located on level 2, by the elevator, or ask at the Service Desk.

September - April: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm and 3 - 5pm.
May - August: Available upon request. Ask at the Library Service Desk.

AskAway Research Help Live Chat

Emily Carr Library staff are available for online chat Monday - Friday 12 - 4pm. If we miss your chat request, or you are using AskAway outside of those times, you will get help from another BC post-secondary library team member.

Spring TermMay 15 - July 3, 2023
Monday - Thursday9am - 9pm
Friday9am - 5pm
11am - 5pm
10am - 9pm

Service is closed on holidays.

Live chat research help

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Book an Online or In-Person Research Help Appointment

You can book an appointment with a member of our research help team. These meetings can take place over Zoom, or in-person. Through screen sharing and discussion, a research help team member can help you with all aspects of your research.

Book your appointment by email, or contact your liaison librarian directly (see below).

Librarian + Archivist Contact Information

Mary Corbett

Ana Diab
Collections, Reference + Instruction Librarian
Liaison for the Audain Faculty of Art and MFA program

D. Vanessa Kam (she/her)
Interim University Librarian
Librarian, eResources and Digital Initiatives

Indri Pasaribu
Liaison for Design + Dynamic Media Faculty and MDes Program

Hillary Webb
Systems + Technical Services Librarian
Liaison for the Faculty of Culture + Community and Continuing Studies

Kristy Waller (on leave until January 2024)

Research Help Menu

Library Research Help is a collaborative service where students can get support and guidance with library research. You can visit the research help desk or book a consultation meeting with any member of our research help team. Meetings can take place over Zoom, or in-person, and cover all phases and aspects of the research process, including concept mapping, searching, selecting, accessing, and evaluating resources. See below for more details on how we may approach your session.

Concept mapping
Developing a search strategy
Searching Databases and Selecting Resources
Accessing resources
Evaluating resources
Organizing and annotating your resources