Chat with a Librarian
Please note: You may be chatting with a librarian from another academic library or from a national 24/7 cooperative reference service. UW librarians may follow up on those chats with additional information. UW librarians are generally online weekdays 9am - 5pm, except on university holidays.
Non-UW librarians do not have access to your library account information.
Fill in the form to the right and click "Connect." A librarian will be with you shortly.
While you are waiting, you can see if your question can be answered by:
- Start Your Research - resources listed by format type and subject
- Known Issues and Bugs - list of known technical issues
- Libraries FAQ - including common technical how-to's
- Research Guides - recommended resources listed by general topics
Live chat allows you to ask questions in real time about library research and resources. You will be connected to a reference librarian. Priority is given to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Washington, to State of Washington residents, and to questions about the University of Washington campus and libraries.