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Library Resource Liaisons: Your Peer Research Assistants: Home

Get started on your research!


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The Library Resource Liaison program is currently in hiatus due to the pandemic. The information on this site is accurate -- please check in with your subject specialist or connect to library chat for any questions you may have about starting assignments, finding books or articles, recordings or video, or any other aspect of using the Libraries.

What we do

We would love to help you with:

  • Helping you with early steps in your research
  • Introducing you to the libraries and to the libraries' staff
  • Helping you format the bibliography for your papers and assignments
  • Guiding you through setting up a Zotero account (for collecting and formatting  footnotes and bibliographies in your research papers) 
  • Getting you to the book or  article your are trying to track down for your paper or presentation
  • Giving you a one on one tour around Van Pelt libraries or
  • Walking with you to a service on campus
  • Finding out a bit more at the LRL YouTube video

We look forward to working with you!


Library Resource Liaisons

Library Resource Liaison Hours

For Fall 2020 the program we are not running this program -- please see links below to get help when you needed it!


Find Your Personal Librarian

  • From Accounting to Veterinary Services, one of our subject specialists can tailor help to your particular focus.

Talk with a Librarian

  • Chat Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • Video consultations by appointment.
  • Email us any time! We'll respond in 24 hours or less.

Find E-books, Streaming Video, and More


We can introduce and connect you to some of the amazing services you have through the libraries:

  • Get books and articles from other libraries (ILL, Borrow Direct, EZBorrow)
  • Check out cameras, recorders, iPads, and other media equipment for free!
  • Find the media lab stocked with graphic design and film making software
  • Film yourself giving a presentation in the Hechtman Studio 
  • Find the best study spaces
  • Take advantage of the libraries' personal and customized assistance 
  • Link to table of available software on library computers

Your Library Resource Liaisons are also available for appointments. Contact us directly at:

Test YOUR Research Skills

LRL Intro VIdeo

Getting your textbooks and required readings through Penn Libraries

This video is best viewed on a laptop (small screen) or click on the gear, select "quality" and choose the highest (1080p) HD output. 

Find out more about borrowing textbooks on the next tab