Research & Reference

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The Reference Desk is located at Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.  Reference staff members are available to provide assistance in person, by phone, by email, and through chat (instant message), which can be accessed through the "Ask a Librarian" box on this page or any other page of the library website.  For in-depth research assistance or for help downloading eBooks, please call to schedule an appointment before visiting the Reference Desk.

The reference book collection contains nearly 500 titles, from multi-volume general encyclopedias to subject-specific resources.  Patrons also have access to more than 100 online resources through NC LIVE, including ProQuest Central, Pronunciator (language learning), Morningstar Investment Research Center, and HeritageQuest.  Patrons can access these databases using a public computer or personal device at the library, or remotely from home.  Log in using your library card number.  For assistance, please call the Reference Desk.

Phone:  919-545-8086
Email:  reference@chathamlibraries.org
Chat:  Click the "Ask a Librarian" box in the lower right corner of any page

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with a reference librarian, click the button below.  We can meet with you for up to 30 minutes per appointment.  Types of things we can help with include:

  • Downloading eBooks/eAudiobooks
  • Researching a topic
  • Troubleshooting a computer/tech issue
  • Using a specific library database or online resource

Not sure if we can help?  Just ask!

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