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Alliant Library: Ask-A-Librarian

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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 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 858.302.4280.
Text messaging rates may apply. Check your plan.

Staff usually monitors from 8 AM—4 PM (M-F). Your message will open a ticket that we will respond to as soon as staff are available.
varies A ticket can be created at any time. Response will be as soon as staff is available.
Chat Chat live from work, school or home. No downloads. It's free. immediate When staff is online.
Research Consultation

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

within 48 hours

By appointment

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