Chat with a Giovatto Librarian

We're here to help FDU students, faculty and staff with their Reference Questions.


Chat with us using Olark*

  • Chat with us by using the Olark widget on the right.
  • This service is available during all of the hours that the library is open, except for late nights.
  • While we will attempt to answer all your questions via chat, we may ask you to email us if your question requires more detailed instructions, information, or research assistance.

By Phone

  • Giovatto Library
  • Florham Campus Library
  • Business Reference Library (Hackensack)
Please check our hours for more information.

By Email

  • Email is checked throughout the day and evening when the library is open. Please use this form. If your question is urgent, please call or chat with us.
  • While we respond to most questions as soon as possible, response time will depend on the nature of the question.

In Person -- Stop by to see us or schedule an appointment.

  • Librarians are here to discuss your assignment, your research or to recommend a good book, during all of the hours that the libraries are open.
  • Need help with a more complex research question or database search? Individual consultations are available by appointment for faculty, staff and students. Please contact your campus library to set up an appointment.

When you are done chatting with us, you can disconnect by closing your browser.


*The FDU Library does not endorse any instant messaging service.


This service is intended primarily for Fairleigh Dickinson University students, faculty, and staff, but we will attempt to respond to questions from others as time permits.

Privacy Information

The Library may save the transcript of chat sessions for training and research purposes. In all cases, any identifying patron information will be stripped away. The FDU Library makes every effort to protect your privacy. Any information you provide will remain strictly confidential.