Librarians are available to assist you with many library and research queries: 

Academic Department Liaison Librarians

Each academic department has an assigned librarian, who is available for:

  • Individual or small group library research consultations
  • Suggesting books, videos, and other curriculum-related materials for purchase
  • Teaching course-related library instruction sessions

Appointments

Our librarians do not hold official office hours, but we are available for one-on-one appointments in our offices for those who would like more individualized attention. Plus, if you make an appointment, there will be less risk of interruption because we will be focused on you. Appointments are held in the librarian’s office and may be set up either by contacting the librarian directly or by filling out this form.

The Reference Desk

The reference desk is staffed by reference librarians and interns. The desk is located on the 2nd floor of Olin Library. We have daily hours, and each librarian has regularly scheduled shifts, though any librarian or intern working at the desk should be able to get you started on your assignment.

  • Walk-up assistance: Olin Library, 2nd Level
  • Telephone: 5691; off-campus and long distance: (740) 427-5691
  • Chat: Available via lbis.kenyon.edu
  • E-mail: reference@kenyon.edu
  • Text: 740-444-4031

Reference Desk Hours of Operation

Assistance is available at the reference desk during the day, as well as in the evenings and on weekends. A schedule of hours during the academic year is listed below:

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm, and 6:00pm-midnight
Friday: 10:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday:  1:00pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-midnight

The Reference Desk is closed during most campus breaks. 

After Hours Help

If you need immediate assistance, and we are not available, please consider:

  • Know-It-Now Academic, an OhioLINK chat service, offered daily from 7:00am—1:00am. 
  • Research Guides which are available for each academic department and concentration. These guides contain database recommendations, search strategies, and more.