James H. Thomason Library

Reference Services:

Contact a Reference Librarian for research assistance:

Dan Lee                                              Betsy Byrd

E-mail: dlee@presby.edu              E-mail: eebyrd@presby.edu

Phone: 833-8437                                  Phone: 833-8313

Reference Desk Phone: 833-7080

Reference Desk Hours:

Monday: Thursday: 8:30 am - 10 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 1:30 pm - 10 pm

The Reference Desk at the James H. Thomason Library is staffed by professional librarians from Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon.


Research assistance. For any information needs -- finding a book in the library's collection, locating information on a topic, using the library's electronic databases, and more.

Research consultations. For in-depth assistance in searching the Library's databases and identifying relevant sources for your research paper or project, schedule a consultation with a reference librarian.

Library instruction.  Faculty members can request a library session for any class at PC.  The reference & instruction librarians provide hands-on instruction in research methods and will compile appropriate resources for class assignments into an online Research Guide. These guides assist students in locating information for their specific assignment or paper. See Guidelines for Requesting Library Instruction for more information.

In partnership with the faculty, the Reference Department works to select and update quality reference resources, in both print and electronic formats, to support the academic needs of the college.

PC students, faculty, and staff wishing to borrow books from other colleges and universities in the state should use PASCAL Delivers. If a book is needed immediately, PC borrowers may go to another academic library and borrow the book through the PASCAL Visiting Patrons Service.


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