Reference Services

Reference Librarians at the Central Library can help you find answers to questions and get you started on research.

  • Visit us: 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno 93721
    Monday - Thursday: 10am-7pm; Friday - Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm
  • Call us: 559-600-READ (7323)
  • Email your question to a librarian

Research from Home

Specialized Reference Collections

The Central Library contains the largest collection of reference materials. These materials are for use in the Library. Included are:

  • Auto repair manuals
  • Backfiles of newspapers and magazines
  • Telephone directories, US-wide coverage plus Mexico
  • Business collections
  • California and Federal government publications
  • Legal resources
  • Medical resources

Special delivery

Information or articles which can practically and legally be photocopied may be mailed or faxed, usually the same day, to your home or office. Or they can be sent by the next library delivery truck to the branch of your choice. There is a small charge for these services. Ask the Reference Department for details or check our fine and fee schedule.