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From May 20-Sep 2 research help is available via chat, email, and appointment (virtual and in person)

   In Person

Visit the Library Services & Information Desk, and ask to meet with a research librarian during staffed hours.


Chat with a librarian 24/7.  The DNL chat service is available 24/7. When a Fairfield University Librarian is unavailable, Librarians from other institutions will answer your questions. Visit the library hours page to see a schedule of when Fairfield University Librarians are on duty.

Service unavailable on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, & July 4 th


Schedule an individual research appointment

In-person and virtual options available.


Call the Library Services & Information Desk at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2188 during staffed hours.
Looking for someone, try the  Library Directory


Text us a question to  (203) 295-7542 during staffed hours.


A response to your question will be sent within 2 business days (excluding holidays).
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Research & Instruction Mission Statement

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is committed to the educational mission of Fairfield University and the development of lifelong learners through our research and instruction services. We focus on the education of the whole person through our instructional, student-centered approach to research services that encourages curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and intellectual exploration.

We achieve the development of information literate global citizens through strong partnerships with faculty, our central position within the academic community, and by creating a caring and supportive learning environment. Our instruction program focuses on individual student learning, supporting and encouraging students to challenge themselves, and fostering an increasing capacity for learning and self-reflection. Through our adherence to the ALA Code of Ethics, we promote academic integrity, social responsibility, and the ethical use of information. Students are encouraged to engage with the world of scholarship through the creation and sharing of knowledge, and recognize and use quality information that best suits their information needs.

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