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Ask a Librarian is 24/7 real-time research assistance with a live librarian (no robots here!).

Email us at We strive to respond to all emails within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends.

Schedule an online, via phone, or in person research consultation with an MCC Librarian to discuss your research needs. Check out our YouTube Playlist for fun, fast videos. Also look at our Research Guidesfor research tips geared towards specific areas.

Ask Us

Ask A Librarian is a service available to MCCCD students, faculty & staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Librarians are live online to help with your research and information questions. We can help with many things related to class projects and research.

We can help with creating & finding citations using MLA and APA, creating a manageable research topic, creating a search strategy for your research and helping find research for your projects using a variety of sources including library databases and the web. In summary, we help with

  • Choosing a database for your topic or research
  • Brainstorming for keywords on your topic
  • Beginning and advanced database searching
  • How to evaluate and choose the most reliable sources
  • Searching the web for quality sources
  • Just about anything related to library research!

Visit Us

Visit the second floor reference desk at the Southern & Dobson or Red Mountain libraries during business hours and speak with a reference librarian.

Call Us

Call the Southern & Dobson Library Reference Desk at 480-461-7682 or the Red Mountain Library Reference Desk at 480-654-7740 and speak with a librarian during business hours.

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Additional Support

Need support outside of the library? The following links provide many helpful resources and services for students. Check them out!

  • Thunderbird Tech Studio - The studio specializes in providing real-time assistance for MCC students who are using technology for class participation and course assignments. They can be found in the library at the Southern & Dobson campus or online.
  • Helpful Resources for Students - The purpose of this guide is to serve as a repository of resources for students with a variety of academic and/or basic needs (personal well-being) they may be experiencing.
  • MCC Student Social Services - Student Social Services connects Mesa Community College students to resources for assistance with: Food, Medical resources, Financial assistance, School needs (Books, tuition, etc.), Housing, Utility, Transportation, Applying for benefits through the Department of Economic Security, Child Care, Mental/behavioral health services, and Legal Services.