Library Public Services @ Giovatto Library

Giovatto Library offers information and research assistance services for students, faculty, and staff through its Public Services Department, which includes the Circulation, Library Media, Periodicals, and Reference Departments.


Service Desks are conveniently located in the Reference Department, the Periodicals Department, and the Library Media Department, on the second floor, first floor, and basement level respectively, with a librarian always on duty at the Reference  Desk. Additional librarians staff  the Reference Desk  during peak periods.

The  Reference Reading Room and Periodical Stacks are the quiet study areas of the Library, while the Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room offers a group study area where quiet conversation is encouraged.



Services offered include reference and research assistance, library and information literacy instruction for classes and groups, "one-on-one" sessions for individual in-depth assistance and/or instruction, and interlibrary loan service.

If you have a reference question, please contact us at ext. 2100, and if you would like to request assistance or instruction for yourself or for your group, please feel free to contact the Director of Public Services at or Head Reference Librarian at