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COVID-19 update: Reference librarians are available remotely and ready to assist you in transitioning to online teaching and learning. We look forward to helping you with your research questions, big or small!

Chat / Instant Message

Chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using our online chat service.


Complete the following form & Librarians will answer your questions.

Email Form

For immediate answers please call us, or use chat reference.

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.

Make an Appointment

Fill out the following form to schedule an individual consultation with a librarian for in-depth, one-on-one research assistance.

Appointment Form

Please allow at least 3 business days to schedule an appointment.


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

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

Remote Reference Service Hours

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

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