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Five Ways to Ask a Librarian for Help.

Are you aware of all the different ways to go about asking a librarian for assistance? Whether you have a simple question about Document Delivery or need in-depth research consultation, here are five ways to ask us for help no matter where you are:

1. In Person: A tried and true way, you can still walk up to the reference desk in the library and ask us face-to-face for assistance. Our reference hours at Dewey are Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday Noon- 5pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. Stop on by (and no, you’re not bothering us)!

2. Phone: Not at the Dewey library? Pick up your phone and give us a call at 442-3691 during the above reference hours, or while you’re at it…

3. …Text us your question at 265010! Please start your text with “ualibraries:" (don't forget to include the colon) and then write your question. This service is available Monday – Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm, Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm.

4. Emaill: Use the very popular “Ask a Librarian��? service to email us 24 hours a day. We promise to get back to you as soon as possible, no more than 24 hours after your question during normal operating hours.

5.Instant Message: During “texting��? hours, send us an instant message from your home computer and get an instant answer.

With all these different ways to ask librarians for help, there’s no reason you shouldn’t! We’re here to help you with anything you need so you can do your best. We look forward to hearing from you!