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Ask a Librarian

While we are primarily in the business of serving the patrons who are physically in the library and to a lesser extent those who call with questions, we don't want to forget those of you at your computers. Consequently, we are offering this service to provide reference service via e-mail.

By filling out the form, you can send an e-mail message to the library's reference desk - where it will be read and answered by one of our librarians within 24 hours (usually). Replies will be sent via e-mail only.

There are a few questions that we either can not or will not answer ... examples include:

  • "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" - We have no idea.
  • "Does the library have a copy of ...?" - You can find this in the IU Online Catalog.
  • "I need 15 research articles on ..." - We can help you find them when you come into the library.