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Reference assistence is provided by Richard Griscom, head of the Music Library. He can help you find materials in the collections, get started on a research paper, navigate the Internet, or choose the most relevant electronic file. He also searches databases for current faculty, staff, and students. Richard is usually available Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. If he is unavailable when you stop by, leave a message and he will contact you. He can be reached by phone (215) 898-3450 or email (

Some reference services are now available via electronic forms. For example, you can ask a reference question right from your desktop. Penn faculty, students, and staff may schedule an appointment for a research consultation. Penn faculty may arrange for course-related library instruction sessions which are customized to meet the needs of their students. To use these services, just choose one of the electronic forms listed here: