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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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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.

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

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Your question will be answered by a member of the Reference
Staff within 1-2 working days.

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Call Reference Services at 507-389-5958
For general library questions call Circulation Desk: 507-389-5931

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Schedule an individual consultation with a librarian for in-depth, one-on-one research assistance.


Browse or search answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Librarians are also available at the Reference Desk , during regular hours, to provide assistance with Library resources and services.
All Department Phone Numbers

Other Research Services

researchClass & Subject Guides links to appropriate
databases, websites, and reference books
organized by topic for almost every MSU
major and minor.

Computer Assistance

For computer hardware or software difficulties, visit the library Tech Help Desk, located near the Reference Desk. It is staffed during most Reference Desk hours.

Additional help is available at the IT Solutions Center.

Hours: IT Solutions Center
In person: IT Solutions Center, Wissink Hall 121 (ACC)
Telephone: 507-389-6654