Ask the Librarian

  • In person or by phone. For personalized assistance with research or class assignments, visit or phone the Reference Desk. The phone number is (413) 552-2424. Find out when the library is open on our hours page.
  • Text us a question at 413-282-8552
    We respond to text messages at least once a day when the library is open (the hours page lists our schedule). Although you can ask any question, the service works best for simple, quick questions. If you have a more in depth question or need a more immediate response, please call us at 413-552-2424 or just stop by.

  • Send your question now to HCC's online reference service Ask the Librarian (we'll reply within a business day).

  • Request a consultation with a librarian HCC students can request a 30-45 minute individual research consultation. Schedule an appointment!


The main library phone number is (413) 552-2372. To contact specific library staff members, consult the Library Staff Directory.

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. 
Holyoke, MA 01040 
413.552.2372 (Circulation Desk) 
413.552.2424 (Reference Desk)
Ask the Librarian