Michigan State University

Ask A Librarian

Need help using the MSU Libraries?

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Visit the Main Library Reference Desk or meet with a Subject Specialist who specializes in your area of study.

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(800) 500-1554 or (517) 353-8700
A Reference Librarian is available by phone during hours when the Main Library Reference Desk is open.

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Send us your question and you will receive a response within 2 business days.

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Get research help in your neighborhood from our Peer Research Assistants. Please see the Peer Research Assistant site for hours and locations, or to schedule an appointment.

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If you’re unable to use the above email or chat forms due to accessibility issues, please submit your question using our accessible form .Emails will be answered within two business days. Or, you can call the MSU Libraries at (800) 500-1554 or (517) 353-8700. A Reference Librarian is available by phone during hours when the Main Library Reference Desk is open.

The confidentiality of library records in the state of Michigan is protected by "The Library Privacy Act,"
Michigan Compiled Laws 397.601-606, Act 455 of 1982. Note that federal law may supersede rights provided by this Michigan Law.