LibSmart: Help and Advice

Academic Liaison Librarians


Your Academic Liaison Librarian can help you find your way around, get started finding resources for your first assignment, ongoing essays and your dissertations and final year projects. We also help with referencing queries and referencing software.

Come and talk to us at the LibSmart Point (details below), if you want to drop by.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment in advance to see your Department’s own Librarian.


LibSmart Point






Help which is usually available from Academic Liaison Librarians
at the LibSmart Point has temporarily been replaced by LibSmart Chat. See the box in the top right corner.

LibSmart Chat

Opening hours

Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

From June to mid September you can chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 1-4pm. Select the purple LibSmart Chat widget to begin the chat.

When term resumes in September you can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.


Subject Guides

Subject guides contain contact details for your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Additionally, they provide tailored information, such as relevant databases and websites, to specific subjects.

Further ways to get help

LibAnswers FAQs/ask a question/chat

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a small icon Tweet your SLL

See your subject guide for your SLL's tweets and handle

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See your subject guide for your SLL's appointment availability