Email Reference

The email reference service is intended to answer basic reference questions via the web. 

You can expect a response by the end of the next business day.

To the general public:

This email form is for USF students, faculty, and staff.

For members of the public seeking assistance with research questions, you can contact the San Francisco Public Library's Email Reference Service.

How can you get more in-depth reference help?

If you need more assistance than this service can provide, you can make an appointment to Meet with a Librarian for a one-on-one consultation to identify research sources and strategies.

Email Reference