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Old Dominion University Libraries

Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529

757. 683.4178 (Learning Commons Help Desk)

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Learning Commons Help Desk: 757.683.4178

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When is this service available?

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9:00am - 8:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
9:30am - 5:30pm
1:30pm - 8:30pm

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This service is intended for use by ODU students, faculty and staff.  Non-ODU users may have questions answered if time permits or may be referred to other local resources.

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No special software is required. Just start typing in the ODU Library Chat.

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This service is designed primarily to answer short, fact-based reference questions for registered students, staff or faculty of Old Dominion University, or questions from the public pertaining to ODU. If you require immediate assistance, please call our Learning Commons Help Desk at (757) 683-4178.

Request a consultation

A Research Consultation is an opportunity for ODU students, faculty, and staff to get in-depth assistance with library research. If you are beginning your research for a term paper or thesis, or if you are having difficulty finding information on a particular topic, you may want to schedule an appointment. It allows you some uninterrupted time with a librarian to discuss appropriate resources and possible strategies for the topic. An appointment can run anywhere from a half hour to an hour depending on the complexity of the question. This service is limited to registered students, faculty and staff of Old Dominion University.

Request a Technology Consultation (a service of the Student Success Center)

A Technology Consultation is an opportunity for ODU students to receive in-depth assistance with technology-driven assignments and projects. This service is limited to registered students, faculty and staff of Old Dominion University.

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Friendly and experienced staff are at the Learning Commons Help Desk on the first floor to help you find answers to your questions and research needs.

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Summer Hours

Sunday Opens at 9:00am 9:00am - Midnight
Monday - Thursday 24 hours 8:00am - Midnight
Friday Closes at 10:00pm 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm 9:00am - 10:00pm