Pratt Institute Libraries - Dev


Have a reference question? 

Library users can contact a librarian with their questions through email, IM, telephone, or in-person at the reference desk.



Reference service is available via Instant Message Monday - Friday (except for when the library is closed for holidays)  from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Messages are answered as soon as possible, but there may be a delay if librarians are helping patrons at the reference desk or on the phone. For immediate assistance, please call or stop by the reference desk.


Email a librarian at with your library and research-related questions. We will respond within two business days, but generally quicker.



Brooklyn Reference: (718) 636-3704 | Manhattan Reference: (212) 647-7539


In Person

If you are on campus, or can come to campus, feel free to come to our service desks. We have friendly and experienced people waiting to help you with your research.


By Appointment

Arrange to meet with the librarian who specializes in your subject field for customized help with major research projects. Make a Research Appointment.