Ask a Librarian

The Information Desk on the first floor is staffed by librarians nine hours a day, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please call us at (757) 446-5851 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The librarians will help you‌

  • find quick factual information
  • conduct subject research
  • compile bibliographies
  • learn how to use the Library and Library resources

Librarians can also do literature searches for community members, but there may be costs involved.

To request a search:

  • fill out a Library Literature Search Request‌ with a reference librarian at the Information Desk, or
  • call (757) 446-5851 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or
  • email us at

Completed searches may be picked up at the Circulation Desk or sent to the requestor via mail or email.

Computer searches are provided without charge to EVMS faculty, staff, students and honorary clients. Other registered clients are billed directly on a cost recovery basis; members of the public must pay in advance.

Charges (non-EVMS users)

  • The charge for a librarian-conducted computer search is $25 plus any additional costs incurred.