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AvailableCOVID-19 Update: While Libraries buildings are closed until further notice, our staff are working remotely to support you! Chat and email are available online 24/7 and office hours/consultations are available remotely.

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Chat with a librarian

Connect to our 24/7 real-time, online question service. This service is staffed by UW Librarians, but at peak service times or off-hours you may be chatting with a librarian from another academic library.


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  • Subject Librarians
    UW librarians with expertise in specific subject areas are available to help you one-on-one via phone, email, or online.
  • Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC)
    UW librarians are available for phone and online appointments through the OWRC. Get help with defining a research question, exploring background information, narrowing or broadening a topic, finding appropriate sources, and identifying useful and credible information, and more.
  • Open Scholarship Commons
    Experts are available to assist you with sharing your work openly through digital publishing tools and GIS and to offer data management and copyright support.
  • Digital Media Tools and Resources
    Media Arcade staff continue to assist UW community members with their audio, video, and related digital media needs. Contact to ask questions or schedule a consultation.




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