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Research Assistance: Overview

Research Support

Library staff are available to provide research support at different levels, including but not limited to the following:

  • General reference questions
  • Literature searches
  • Specialized bibliographies
  • In-dept consultation

In addition, we can give library orientations or subject/resource specific training sessions. We can come to your group meeting or you can bring your team to the Hub.

The Library also provide support in publishing papers, managing research data, and organizing contents.

Quick Questions / General Reference

Do you need a quick answer? The JPL Library Services Desk in the HUB (111-104) is staffed from 9am-1pm Tuesday-Thursday, available virtually 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm Non RDO Friday. Closed RDOs.

For answers to quick questions and Library general information please stop by the desk, or call (818) 354-4200, or email us at

Our services desk staff may refer you to one of our research librarians for detailed consultation, or other services like publication metrics, and more. (See other tabs in this guide.)

Sample questions

Do you have books on acoustic testing?

Is the Mali Lake Debo inland delta area called Macina or Massina?

Please find an article by King written in the 1950s on the scientific uses of earth satellites.

Contact the JPL Library

For additional information about any JPL Library resources and services please contact us:

  1. Slack #help-library
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: 818-354-4200
  4. Visit Building 111, Room 104 (the HUB) at JPL: 24/7 access with badge