Library Reference & Instruction


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(336) 841-9101





Reference Services

The HPU Libraries’ Reference staff is dedicated to providing the best possible reference services to the faculty, staff, and students of High Point University. Reference librarians are available at the reference desk in Smith Library 24/7 and at the University Center Learning Commons 24/5 during the school year. Through our phone, chat, and email reference services, you also have access to a reference librarian 24/7 while classes are in session. Librarians are also available for individual research appointments upon request. Email to set up an appointment.

Instructional Services

The HPU Libraries’ Reference & Instructional Services staff provides library instruction in numerous forms to HPU faculty, staff, and students. According to our mission statement, we:

  • will endeavor to teach students how to use [library] resources by offering research sessions that are coupled to classes at the university as well as workshops offered throughout the semester.
  • will strive to educate information-literate lifelong learners. Information literacy enhances the pursuit of knowledge by preparing students to think critically about the information they use for their academic, professional, and personal lives.

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