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1. Contact us through Chat. Chat is one of the quickest ways to find more information on research topics. For example, "which databases can I use for finding information about…". You can also ask questions about our services, such as how to get a book via interlibrary loan.

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2. Enter a Question into our FAQ.  Start typing a search term to see answers to frequently asked questions.  For example, type "Clemons" to see frequently asked questions regarding Clemons or "How do I check out a book?" for something more specific.

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3. Submit a question below.These questions are directed to a knowledgeable reference librarian and a typical response time is within a business day.  Use this form when Chat is offline or you don't need an immediate response.

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4. Phone Call.  434-924-3021
Sometimes, you just want to talk to a person, and this number connects you to Alderman's main desk.

5. Text us. 434.260.1882

6. Specialized questions. (science, music, etc.) When you know that your question requires deep subject expertise, find a subject specialist to contact directly.

7. Schedule an in person Research Tutorial or Consultation.