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First Year Students and Hesburgh Libraries: Home

Welcome to the University of Notre Dame

Word of Life mural
Discover all the ways Hesburgh Libraries can be a valuable resource to you during your time here.

We are here to help you:

  • Define your research strategy
  • Search for information efficiently and effectively so you can find what you need for a particular paper, project, or assignment.
  • Critically evaluate information for academic purposes and in life outside the classroom
  • Give credit appropriately and manage citations used in your research

Events and Workshops at Hesburgh Libraries

The Hesburgh Libraries offer workshops throughout the semester. The following workshops may be of particular interest to first year students. Click on each event to learn more and to register. Check the website for a full list of offerings. 

First Year of Studies Librarian

Melissa Harden
Reach me at:

Hesburgh Library
151 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556


 Schedule a Meeting

Office Hours

Stop by 229 Coleman-Morse during the times listed below to talk more about your research assignments.