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MCS326 The Material Culture of Food (Winter 2024)

Getting Research Advice

Virtual Reference Service

Ask a LibrarianResearch support service is available via the UTL's virtual reference service, Ask a Librarian, open in the evenings and weekends.


Hours of Service (Winter Term)

Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

Closed Monday, 19 February (Family Day) and Friday, 29 March (Good Friday). 

Email Inquiries 

Basic questions related to navigating the libraries can be sent via the Pratt Library's Ask Us form.

Please use your account, identifying the course (MCS326) in the subject line.

I aim to respond to messages within twenty-four hours, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Research Appointments

Roma Kail (Reader Services and Instruction Librarian, Victoria University Library) is available for appointments customized to the research requirements of particular assignments.

I am generally available for virtual and in-person consultations Monday to Friday, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. An advanced notice of at least twenty-four hours is required (excluding weekends and holidays), but more time is preferable.

Before booking an appointment, please conduct preliminary research using the resources outlined in this guide.

To schedule an appointment, contact Roma (