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Supported Chat Services

Use your favorite chat service to instantly "chat" with a reference librarian at Metropolitan State University. Add us to your buddy list!

Service Screen Name


Yahoo! Messenger metrolibrarian
Google Hangouts metrolibrarian@gmail.com

Ask Us Service

If you do not use any of the above chat services, you can still use the Ask Us box here or on the library home page.

Live chat is unavailable right now.

Please email us or call (651) 793-1616 for assistance.

When to Use

Use the IM or Ask Us service to find answers to quick questions like "Does the library have the book Nickel and Dimed?" or more in-depth research questions like "Can you help me find articles on gender and the digital divide?"

Reference librarians can respond to your question in "real time". However, we may be helping other patrons so please be patient if we do not respond immediately. The hours for chat reference are the same as those for in-person and phone reference, and can be found on our location and hours page.

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