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Contact Your Subject Librarian

Liaisons support research and learning through education, collaboration, collection development, and engagement with users to achieve scholarly and academic success. Contact Us.

Research help is also available in the Special Collections and University Archives.

Use a Library Guide

We have subject guides, course guides, how-to guides and more.

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Perry Library Help Desk

From the Perry Library Help Desk, you can check out books, videos, and other materials.

You can borrow equipment (cameras, iPads, PCs, calculators, etc).

And, you can get research and technical assistance and much more.


Intended for use by ODU students, faculty and staff. Chat questions are anonymous but IP addresses are recorded, and harassing chats may be tracked by ITS. You can use your smart phone to chat with a reference librarian.


Call the Perry Library Help Desk (Learning Commons, 1st floor): 757-683-4178


Send an email to your Subject Librarian, or to learningcommons@odu.edu, or use one of the online forms below.

ODU is committed to the academic excellence of all students.

We provide a variety of resources to support your academic success. Visit odu.edu/success to learn more.

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