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Reference Desk The Reference area contains a wealth of information in print and online to help you in your academic research. Reference librarians provide reference and information services to on and off campus faculty and students.
We will:
  • Answer questions about the library and its services
  • Answer basic information questions
  • Help you locate resources for assignments and research projects
  • Provide assistance in using online & print indexes and resources
  • Suggest approaches for defining research topics
In Person Come to the Reference Desk on the Library's first floor. The desk is staffed most hours the library is open during academic sessions, including weekends. Hours will vary when classes are not in session.
In Consultation If you have several questions or need more extensive help, you may request an appointment with a reference librarian. Call (507) 389-5958 or request a consultation.
Electronically For questions about the library, its resources, or brief questions. Reference staff will respond within one or two working days.
Send a request to or click here for a form.
By Phone We are happy to answer brief questions, although our walk-in users will have priority. If you get our voicemail, please leave a brief message describing your question and include your name and telephone number. We will return your call as soon as possible. Call (507) 389-5958.