For general library questions, article retrieval, or quick informational questions please contact us at 757.446.5851 or via email at

Our Clinical Medical/Reference Librarians (CML) can help with literature searches, compile bibliographies, and provide systematic review assistance. CML librarians also work to support the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

For specific search requests, please fill out a Library Literature Search Request or contact the reference librarians via email at We are also happy to schedule in-person or virtual meetings.

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 faculty, staff, students and honorary clients. Other registered clients are billed directly on a cost recovery basis; community members must pay in advance. The charge for a librarian-conducted computer search is $25 plus any additional costs incurred.