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Ask Us!

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Use the chat widget on the side of any web page to connect to a librarian 24/7. You can also chat from many of our our databases.


Email your question and we will respond within 24 hours.

Text Us

Text a librarian at 218-305-4600 during Research & Information office hours.

Phone Us

Call 218-726-8100 for research help during these hours.

Visit in Person

Visit a librarian on the second floor of the library during these hours. Just look for the portable Research Help sign by an open office door.

Meet with a Subject Specialist

Meet with a librarian one-on-one to assist you with your research. Please see the list of subject librarians.

Get Help with Access to Online Resources or Technical Issues

You can check our FAQ, use the AskUs! chat box on the left, or if you need help accessing online resourcescontact a librarian. 

Who May Use Ask Us?

Ask Us! is for UMD students, faculty, staff, distance education students, Northeast Minnesota residents, and those requesting information unique to UMD. Chats are recorded and saved for one month. Chat content remains confidential, as we make every effort to protect your privacy