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Research Assistance

The Reference and Instruction Librarians serve the Ferris State University community by providing assistance with all levels of general and research-related information needs.

The Oval Information Desk and the Chat Reference Service are staffed during the following hours while classes are in session:

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Summer 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
                 (Summer 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

One-on-one reference consultations are available by appointment Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Reference service is provided in person, by phone (231-591-3602), by email, by chat, and by text-a-librarian.

Oval Information Desk


Rick Bearden
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Big Rapids, MI 49307-2279
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