Published: Sept. 23, 2020

Have a question? Ask a librarian!

“Which will hold greater rule over you? Your fear or your curiosity?” — Wonder Woman

Every day, superheroes jump online to help CU Boulder students and researchers locate answers to seemingly unanswerable questions. 

These superheroes are academic librarians, and together they power the University Libraries’ online Ask a Librarian service. 

“We’ve increased the number of staff monitoring Ask a Librarian service emails and the hours we’re monitoring our chat and email so that we can respond to students’ needs faster and more often,” said Brittany Reed, who oversees operations for the service. 

CU Boulder librarians respond to dozens of inquiries per day via chat, email and text. This semester, circulation and patron account specialists are on standby, ready to answer your questions regarding contactless pickup, renewing and returning items, and other related services.

The libraries are also offering drop-in Zoom and phone consultations with university librarians, weekdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Campus affiliates can also request a virtual or a remote research consultation with a subject specialist at any point. 

What are the Ask a Librarian hours of operation this semester? How do I find my subject specialist? What is the number for Text a Librarian? These are great questions. You can find the answers here. Not finding what you’re looking for? Start a conversation via chat! 

We know you have a lot of questions, and we may not have all the answers. But we will always help you find them and realize who the real superhero is: You!