UMass Amherst faculty, students, staff, and community residents may schedule a consultation with a Reference Librarian or Specialist in a subject area to obtain assistance with a paper, research, thesis, or dissertation project. We will also help you make the best possible use of UMass Library and Internet resources. A librarian will contact you within 48 hours. If you need immediate assistance, please call the W.E.B. Du Bois Library Reference Desk at 413-545-0150 during staffed hours or use the "Ask a Librarian" service.