Ask A Librarian Email Reference Service

Reference assistance is available via email to Charleston Southern University students, faculty, and staff in need of brief factual answers or assistance in getting started on library research. For others, we will be happy to answer questions related to CSU or resources specific to the CSU Library. We will make an effort to respond to questions within 48 hours or less (weekends and holidays excepted). If you have a long involved question or need an immediate response, we ask that you call (843) 863-7946 or visit the CSU Library Reference Department.

Use the Email Us link on the Library FAQ page, or use your personal webmail account or email client to

Please include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your email address
  3. Your phone number
  4. Your CSU department or course
  5. Your relationship to CSU: Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty, Staff, Other
  6. Your location: On campus or Off campus
  7. Your brief question
  8. A list of any sources you have already checked

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