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Ask Us! is intended for UMD students, faculty, staff, distance ed students, Northeast MN residents, and those requesting information unique to UMD. You may also consult our research guides, course guides, and privacy statement. Chat sessions are recorded and saved for one month. We will make every effort to protect your privacy. Any information you provide will remain confidential. If you need technical help, perhaps your question is addressed here.



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Text a reference librarian during Research & Information desk hours. We try to keep messages short. Text rates apply to each message sent or received and other charges may apply depending on your service plan.



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If you have a question when our Research & Information desk is closed, use our 24 hour service. Click the link above to reach a librarian late when we are closed.


Email your question, and we will respond within 24 hours (usually within a few hours).

Phone the Research & Information Desk

Call 218-726-8100 for research help during these hours.

Visit in Person

Visit the Research & Information desk on the second floor of the library during these hours.

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Consult with a Subject Specialist

Meet with a librarian one-on-one to assist you with your research. Please see the list of subject librarians.


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