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Ask-A-Librarian

During most library staffed hours a reference librarian is available to assist you with your research.

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Method Description Response Availability
Walk-In Drop by any location and inquire at the Circulation Desk. At most locations, librarians are on-call ready to help you with your research. immediate Check library hours
Evenings & Weekends
by appointment
Phone Call us at any location during open hours.
immediate Check library hours
E-Mail library@alliant.edu within 24 - 48 hours

7 days a week during
fall & spring semesters

Text Message You can text your message or question from your cell phone to 707-YOUR LIB (707-968-7542).
Text messaging rates may apply. Check your plan.
Staff will be usually monitoring during 8 AM-4 PM (M-F).
a few minutes When staff is available.
Chat Use Chat to from work, school or home. No downloads. It's free.
immediate When staff is online.
Research Consultation

Make an appointment
for in-depth help with your research.

within 48 hours

by appointment
Self-Guided

YouTube Tutorials
Guides and Handout
FAQs

immediate

24/7 online
Librarian Instruction

Have a librarian come to your class
request a session

as needed

by appointment