Reference Services Directory

Reference desks in the UC Davis University Libraries, offer specialized reference assistance and bibliographic Instruction.

Reference Service Policies:
Reference librarians and staff are available at the UC Davis Libraries reference desk during scheduled hours to help users locate answers to their questions and use a wide range of library resources in print and electronic formats. Computer workstations are available for users to consult library catalogs and databases and access other Internet based resources. Librarian Subject Specialists can assist in specialized subject areas.

Brief reference assistance is available to users who telephone the reference desk. E-mail reference assistance is intended for UC Davis students, faculty, and staff. If you are not affiliated with UC Davis, we can respond only to questions about the unique collections and resources of the UC Davis Libraries.

Peter J. Shields Library
100 North West Quad
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Shields Information Desk
Location: 1st Floor, Shields Library
Telephone: (530) 752‑9862
Biological & Agricultural Sciences Reference Department
Location: 3rd Floor, Shields Library
Telephone: (530) 752‑6196
Consult Desk: (530) 752‑9781
Fax: (530) 752‑5251
Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Information Services
Location: 2nd Floor, Shields Library
Telephone: (530) 752‑1126
Consult Desk: (530) 752‑5220
Fax: (530) 752‑3148
Special Collections
Location: 1st Floor, Shields Library
Telephone: (530) 752‑1621
Fax: (530) 754‑5758
Physical Sciences and Engineering Library
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8676
Telephone: (530) 752‑0540
Fax: (530) 752‑4719
Carlson Health Sciences Library
Med Sci-B
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5291
Telephone: (530) 752‑7042
Fax: (530) 752‑4718
Blaisdell Medical Library, Sacramento
4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Telephone: (916) 734‑3529
Fax: (916) 734‑7418

Current Reference Hours

Peter J. Shields LibrarySummer: June 23, 2014 - September 12, 2014Special Hours
1st Floor Information Desk Mon-Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm 
2nd Floor Reference Desk Mon-Fri: 11:00am-5:00pm 
Map Collection Mon-Fri: 1:00pm-5:00pm 
Physical Sciences & Engineering LibrarySummer: June 23, 2014 - September 12, 2014Special Hours
Reference Desk Mon-Fri: 1:00pm-5:00pm 
Blaisdell Medical LibraryNormal HoursSpecial Hours
Reference Desk Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm