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Librarians are available to assist you with library and research questions. You can reach a librarian via chat, email, or book a 1:1 appointment through our online request form. New: Check out SMU's 5-Minute Librarian Consults for help on a variety of library and research topics.

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For general inquiries, please call the Oakland Library Circulation Desk 510.879.9290 or email us at

Sarah Naumann, MLIS, AHIP

Electronic Resources Librarian, Oakland; Library instruction; Research support; Resource management; Cataloging

Joy Rodriguez, MLIS, JD

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Fresno