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Library Access & Services

I Have a Question! Where Can I Get Help?

Whether your question is short or really in-depth or anywhere in-between the Wayne State University Libraries have a variety of ways for you to Ask a Librarian.

Short Questions

If you have a quick question, chatting with the Librarian online 24/7 may be your best bet!  Simply use the Chat 24/7 box on this page to get started on your way to answers wherever and whenever you need them!

You can also click on this link to use our 24/7 Chat service.


Don't want to bother with a computer?  Then text us your question 24/7 using your cellphone!

All Libraries Text Message Number: (313) 228-3978

Zoom a Librarian!

If you are looking for more face-to-face assistance, join a reference librarian on Zoom!  Simply click the link below to begin.

Zoom Reference Desk

Zoom Reference Hours Fall 2020:  M - TH from 11:00 - 3:00 (thru 12/22/20)

Zoom Reference Hours Winter 2021: M-TH 1:00 - 5:00

Send Us Your Question Via Email

Longer, more complicated question?  Emailing the libraries is a great way to get the answer! Questions and answers can both be written in more depth than a chat session allows.  Simply use one of these forms to send us your question(s) and we will get back to you ASAP with answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Maybe we've already answered your question!  Are we psychic???  No, but is it possible that someone else may have asked this question before.  If so, the answer to it or a similar question may already be in our Frequently Asked Questions!  Check it out!

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule a 1-on-1 Virtual Visit with a Subject Specialist Librarian

Is your question long, complicated, or really subject specific?  Assigned a research paper and can't seem to find the articles you need?

Then contact a Subject Specialist Librarian directly. They will be happy to work with you 1-on-1 to get the answers and information you need! 

There's a Subject Specialist Librarian assigned to each department/program and they are ready and willing to work with you via email, phone, online chat, or one-on-one videoconference. All you have to do is ask!

Other Campus Resources

Warrior Life and Wellness
Links to important resources to help you with any emotional and physical wellness needs, as well as links to the Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong COVID-19 resources and information, including information on resources like the W Food Pantry.