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Reference Department - Virtual Handbook: Home

Library and university information that may be needed at the Reference Desk and in the Reference Department, Watson Library


Knowledge is power.

- attributed to Sir Francis Bacon

NSU Libraries - Locations

Library Policies

Watson Library - Reference Department

Find Reference on the 2nd floor of Watson Library.

Reference Desk - 318-357-4574

Crystal Long, MLIS, Head of Reference - 318-357-4466

Dr. Patricia Brown, Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian - 318-357-6263

Christine Dorribo, Reference Associate - 318-352-4409

Jackie Hawkins, Interlibrary Loan Office - (318) 357 - 5465

Email reference questions to

Text reference questions to 318-228-5150

Reference Department Guest Services

Guest Services include:

Five (5) work stations for guests to search the library's catalog and databases (includes books and electronic resources).

KIC Scanner - to scan print materials to the portable device of your choice, ex. your thumbdrive, your smartphone.

Interlibrary Loan is located within the Reference Department.

Head of Reference

Crystal Long
Watson Memorial Library, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71457

Reference Services

Email reference questions to

Text reference questions to 318-228-5150