The reference staff of the University Libraries, Mabee Library and the Curriculum Resources Center (CRC), provide a wide array of services for faculty and staff that support all facets of teaching, learning and research. By familiarizing users with available services, print and electronic resources, library personnel help to empower individuals with the essential information and literacy skills needed in a technologically rich environment.
Faculty and staff are assisted both in their teaching and personal research by professional, subject-specialist librarians. Additional services such as research consultations, mediated searches, and collaboration with coursework are available. Reference and instruction staff often collaborates with faculty in designing, preparing, and guiding students through the research process.
In order to serve students better, faculty members are encouraged to contact the reference staff and apprise them of upcoming research assignments. Faculty members are also encouraged to share syllabi and any other information that will facilitate the success of students in conducting research.
Reference services are constantly expanding. Please do not hesitate to call, email, or come by and let us know how we may assist you.
Local #: (785) 670-1483
Toll free #: 800-736-9060
Mabee Library Reference Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 pm.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Carnegie Education Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Special hours during holidays, interims, and finals will be posted at Mabee Library and the CEL Library
hours are also posted on the Mabee Library website at www.washburn.edu/mabee
After hours, reference questions may be left via voice mail (785) 670-1483, 800-736-9060, or e-mailed to