Reference Services and Research Assistance
The reference desk is located on the main floor of Briggs Library and is staffed by a rotating group of five librarians. We are ready to assist in person, by phone, email, IM or chat during the academic year. Research assistance is available
Monday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m.–10 p.m.
during regular library hours. For detailed contact information, please visit Ask A Librarian.
Note: During academic breaks and in the summer Briggs Library offers on-call reference assistance. Patrons are encouraged to ask for a librarian at the circulation desk in-person or by calling 320-589-6175 or by sending a question via the web form.
Priority is given to students, faculty, staff, and west central Minnesota residents.
You may also set up a special research consultation appointment with a librarian or contact a librarian discipline liaison.