Ask A Librarian and Reference Services

Reference Services and Research Assistance

Ask A Librarian services are offered during regular library hours. We can help with research, citing, finding materials and library technology issues.

Individuals are encouraged to contact us via one of the methods below.

If you have questions about Briggs Library reference services, please contact the reference coordinator. The reference coordinator provides special research outreach through Librarian on the Loose in the Student Center, and Dining Hall.

Reference Desk

Librarians are available to assist with questions. Located on the main floor of Briggs Library.


Send your question or comments to us via the form available on this page.


Chat with a librarian using our Ask Briggs widget.

Text a Librarian

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


Call Briggs Library Reference at: 320-589-6176.

Research consultations

Meet one-on-one with a subject specialist librarian for help with your research. Request a consultation with the form on this page.

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.