Ask A Librarian

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If you have a question, we can help!

Ask A Librarian is a research reference service offered by Briggs Library.

Reference Desk Hours

Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sunday: 4 until 10 p.m.

Priority is given to UMM students, faculty, staff and west central Minnesota residents. Note: During academic breaks and in the summer Briggs Library offers on-call reference assistance. During these times, patrons are encouraged to ask for a librarian at the circulation desk by calling 320-589-6175 or to send a question via the web form.


Send your question or comments to us via the web form.


Chat with a librarian using our Ask Briggs widget.

Text a Librarian

Text a librarian at the reference desk: 320-589-5096


The reference desk phone number is 320-589-6176.

Research consultations

Meet one-on-one with a subject specialist librarian for help with your research. Make a research consultation appointment.

AskMN AskMN Reference

Do you have research questions that can't wait, but Briggs Library reference librarians are not available? Try AskMN. It's a cooperative online service for research help that's available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have questions about Briggs Library reference services, please contact the reference coordinator.

Ask a Librarian Services

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Call a librarian at 320-589-6176
or text 320-589-5096