Research Help & Info

You can ask a librarian for assistance with:

  • Choosing a topic for your research
  • Identifying sources you will need for your research
  • Finding and accessing sources using the library's databases, catalog, or the Internet
  • Locating items on library shelves
  • Determining whether a source is credible enough for college-level research
  • Citing sources in MLA or APA format
  • Other information-related questions

Connect with us online, by phone, or in person.

Online: Ask-a-Librarian

Offers live chat, e-mail and texting to connect you with librarians throughout Florida. Go to www.askalibrarian.org/Valencia to connect to chat or e-mail. Send texts to 407-456-8155.

In Person and Phone Services

East

In Person

Librarians staff the Information Desk on the library 2nd floor (4-201) during the Fall and Spring semesters from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Friday hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Librarians are also available on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Information Desk is not staffed on Sunday. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.

Phone

Call the Information Desk at 407-582-2456 for help over the phone.

Other Local Libraries

Lake Nona

In Person

Librarians staff the circulation desk in the library during the fall and spring semesters from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. No Librarian is on duty Friday. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.

Phone

Call the library at 407-582-7107 for help over the phone.

Osceola

General Library Information

407-582-4155

Research Help

407-582-4154

Helpful Links

Other Local Libraries

NOTE: When using other libraries, limitations may apply.

West

In Person

Librarians staff the Information Desk on the library 2nd floor (6-201) beginning at 8 am and continuing until closing time, Monday through Friday, and whenever the library is open on weekends. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.

Phone

Call the Information Desk at 407-582-1432 for help over the phone.

The Computer Access Lab on the first floor (6-101) offers computer-related help (Microsoft Office products, courseware, and other software applications). However, if you have computer questions while working on the second floor, a librarian will be happy to assist you.

Winter Park

In Person

Librarians are available beginning at 8 am and continuing until closing time, Monday through Friday. We will be happy to take appointments if requested, but walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.

Phone

Call the Library at 407-582-6814 for help over the phone.