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Ask a Librarian

  • The Frederick Douglass Library offers several different ways to contact a librarian for assistance with your research needs. 

    In Person

    • Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to assist you with your research needs.  The Reference Desk is staffed all times the library is open.
    • The Reference Desk is located on the first floor, next to the Research Lab.
    • During the Fall and Spring Semesters, there are two librarians available to assist you Sunday from 3:00 pm to midnight and Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to midnight.


    • You can reach a librarian at the Reference Desk any time the library is open.
    • The telephone number is 410-651-7937.
    • From on-campus you can just dial the extension of 7937.


    •  You can e-mail your question to the Reference Desk.  E-mails will be answered within 24 hours.
    •   Click Here to fill out the e-mail form.

    Chat Services from Maryland’s 24/7 Virtual Reference Service – Maryland AskUsNow!            

    • Librarians at the Frederick Douglass Library only chat during certain hours, so you may be helped by a non-UMES librarian.
    • If you provide a valid e-mail address, a librarian from the Frederick Douglass Library can follow-up on your question.
    • Click Here  for Maryland AskUsNow!!