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PLNU Staff Guide to Ryan Library: Contact us

All Point Loma Nazarene University employees have access to Ryan Library resources. This Guide will explain how to get these resources.

Contact us

When you're not in the library you can contact us:

  • Using Librarian Chat mentioned in the boxes to the right
  • By phone to the Reference Desk (619-849-2337) with your questions or the Circulation Desk (619-849-2312) to renew you books.
  • Text us (619) 592-8884
  • Email

Ask a Librarian Service

The Research Help Desk at Ryan Library welcomes electronic reference questions from members of the PLNU community (faculty/staff/students).

We regret that Ryan Library does not have the resources to answer questions from other individuals, unless the question concerns Ryan Library policies and procedures, library material unique to Point Loma, or other Point Loma Library-related information

"Ask A Librarian" Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:15 am to 10:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:15 am to 6:00 pm

1:15 pm to 9:00 pm


Instant Messaging and Email Reference will be limited during holidays and school breaks.

Ask a Librarian

Chat here [or text 619-592-8884]
Is chat offline? Email your question!