Reference Topics

Additional Information
In addition to the above reference pages, you can also visit the Librarians' Index to the Internet, which has a wealth of hand-picked, high-quality reference websites on these and many other subjects.

Call Us
Call 650-330-2520 for the Menlo Park Library Reference Desk. If the line is busy or the library is closed, leave a message and we can usually get back to you within an hour (or within an hour from when we reopen).

Email Us
Email the Reference Desk to get brief answers to factual questions, usually within 48 hours. Sometimes a question takes longer to answer or requires your legwork, so we may call you for more information or ask that you visit the library to complete the research.