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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 via chat.  To chat with us, click on the orange "Ask a Librarian!" tab in the lower right corner of our website.  For in-depth research assistance or for help downloading eBooks, please call to schedule an appointment before visiting the Reference Desk.

The reference 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, Mango Languages (covering over 70 languages), 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 contact reference staff.

Phone:  919-545-8086
Chat:  Look for the orange "Ask a Librarian" tab in the lower right corner of our website

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!