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In Person

Talk with a librarian in person at our Reference Desk, Memorial Library 1st floor.  The Desk is staffed many of the hours that the library is open during academic session, including evenings & weekends.

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For research and citation help, call Reference Services: 1-507-389-5958

For general library questions, call the Circulation Desk: 507-389-5931

Text Message

For quick library questions, text a librarian at 1-507-203-1697.

This service is available during our reference hours only and standard message rates apply.

Reference Service Hours

Minnesota State Mankato librarians provide in-person, chat, phone, and email service during the following hours.  After these hours, non-MSU librarians will answer chat questions.

*Reference chat is answered by librarians 24 hours, 7 days a week, via our cooperative chat service. The hours on this page list when the service is monitored by MSU librarians.

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